IS leader killed in US air strike

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A US air strike has killed an ISIS leader in So­ma­lia.

The US Africa Com­mand said it car­ried out an air strike near Xiri­iro, a vil­lage in north­ern So­ma­lia’s semi-in­de­pen­dent Punt­land state on Sun­day, killing Ab­dul­hakim Dhuqub – the deputy leader of the So­mali ex­trem­ists linked to IS.

Dhuqub was re­spon­si­ble for the daily op­er­a­tions of the ex­trem­ist group, plan­ning at­tacks and get­ting re­sources.

The air strike tar­geted the ve­hi­cle car­ry­ing him.

No civil­ians were in­jured or killed as a re­sult, ac­cord­ing to the US mil­i­tary.

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