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US Makes Airstrike Against Senior Al-Shabaab Member in Somalia: Pentagon

© AP Photo / Mohamed Sheikh NorAl-Shabaab fighters display weapons as they conduct military exercises in northern Mogadishu, Somalia
Al-Shabaab fighters display weapons as they conduct military exercises in northern Mogadishu, Somalia - Sputnik International
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Pentagon Press Secretary stated that the United States made an airstrike in Somalia targeting a senior al-Shabaab extremist group leader.

WASHINGTON, December 30 (Sputnik) — The United States made an airstrike in Somalia targeting a senior al-Shabaab extremist group leader, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said in a statement.

"The U.S. military conducted an airstrike in Somalia today against the al-Shabaab network. The target of the strike was a senior al-Shabaab leader. The strike took place in the vicinity of Saakow, Somalia, Kirby said on Monday, without specifying the name of the terrorist leader.

Somalia security forces transport blind-folded suspects detained on their pick-up truck after attackers from the militant group al Shabaab invaded the African Union's Halane base on the edge of the Mogadishu international airport compound in Somalia's capital Mogadishu - Sputnik International
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Kirby added that the Pentagon does not "assess there to be any civilian or bystander casualties," and will provide additional information later.

Al-Shabaab is an Islamic extremist group linked with al-Qaeda that intends to create an Islamic state in Somalia. The group persecutes non-Muslims, advocating strict interpretation of Sharia law.

On December 25, al-Shabaab militants attacked an African Union Mission in Somalia base in the capital Mogadishu, killing three servicemen and a civilian contractor. The group reportedly said it targeted the Christmas party at the compound.

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