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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A U.S. military airstrike in Somalia has targeted the leader of the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, Somali and U.S. officials said on Tuesday, but they do not know yet whether Ahmed Abdi Godane was killed. Hellfire missiles and laser-guided munitions were launched at an al Shabaab encampment in south-central Somalia late Monday, the Pentagon said. The group killed 67 people in an attack on an upscale Kenya shopping mall last September. "If he was killed, this is a very significant blow to their network, to their organization, and, we believe, to their ability to continue to conduct terrorist attacks," said Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby.

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BBC News reveals more about Godane, who was targeted by a $7 million bounty by the U.S. in 2012. The airstrike reportedly hit his convoy. "If confirmed, the death of Ahmed Godane could deal a major blow to al Shabaab and could be the beginning of the end," Somalia analyst Abdi Aynte wrote on Twitter.

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And now there's more food in Somalia.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2014-09-04 01:46 AM | Reply | Flag:

Re#1 Excellent point!

We should bomb the whole country..with food. That would do more to weaken the El Shaboobs than droning all of their leaders.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-09-04 12:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

#2 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

LOL...you should volunteer to go over there and help distribute all that food you wanna drop. It worked out really well last time we had people there to help distribute it.

#3 | Posted by jestgettinalong at 2014-09-04 12:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

Maybe we should parachute fish to regions that are nice, cigarettes and beef byproducts to areas that act kinda nice, and pork to region that are violent.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2014-09-04 05:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

If the number two and number three bad guys keep getting blown up, they will run out of applicants, tut suite.

#5 | Posted by john47 at 2014-09-04 11:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

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