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U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed a senior Shabab leader, officials say
U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed a senior Shabab leader, officials say

A senior Shabab militia leader was killed by a U.S. airstrike in southwestern Somalia, according to U.S. and Somali officials. Somalia's National Intelligence and Security Agency identified the slain man Tuesday as Abdishakur, also known as Tahliil. In a statement, the agency said he was the head of a Shabab unit believed responsible for suicide attacks in Mogadishu, the country's capital. The Pentagon said Monday it had launched an airstrike against a “senior Shabab leader” near the town of Saakow, northeast of the Shabab stronghold of Kismayo. Officials at that time did not identify the target or say whether the strike had succeeded. A U.S. defense official, who...

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