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U.S. military carries out operation against Shabab in Somalia
U.S. military carries out operation against Shabab in Somalia

U.S. officials said Tuesday they carried out airstrikes against the top leader of the Al Qaeda-affiliated Shabab group in Somalia, but they would not comment on whether the operation had killed Ahmed Abdi Godane, the Islamist group's leader. "We are assessing the results right now," Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John F. Kirby said Tuesday. "We believe we hit what we were aiming at. ...  If we killed him, it is a significant blow to their operation and their abilities." The strike, which used manned and unmanned aircraft, took place late Monday, Kirby said. The Associated Press quoted a Shabab commander as saying Godane was in the convoy of vehicles struck...

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