An al-Shabab chief said to die in strikes

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL -

MOGADISHU, So­ma­lia — U.S. forces con­ducted two strikes on al-Qaida-linked fight­ers in south­ern So­ma­lia that the Horn of Africa na­tion’s gov­ern­ment said killed a se­nior mil­i­tant.

The at­tacks took place Thurs­day near the Be­nadir re­gion, U.S. Africa Com­mand said in a state­ment, with­out giv­ing fur­ther de­tails. So­ma­lia’s gov­ern­ment said Pres­i­dent Mo­hamed Ab­dul­lahi Mo­hamed au­tho­rized a “co­or­di­nated op­er­a­tion with in­ter­na­tional part­ners.”

The uniden­ti­fied man killed was a “high-level” leader of the al-Shabab group re­spon­si­ble for bomb­ings and as­sas­si­na­tions in the cap­i­tal, Mogadishu, the In­for­ma­tion Min­istry said in an emailed state­ment. There was no im­me­di­ate in­de­pen­dent con­fir­ma­tion of the strikes.

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