remember the bloody, murderous attack
of the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi a
67 innocent people dead? Well,
some of their leaders and fighters are blown
to bits this morning near Mogadishu:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~US military attacks al-Shabaab in Somalia
Sep 2nd 2014 3:25AM
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabaab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.
Al-Shabab had attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 people a year ago this month and the U.S. had targeted planners of the bloody assault. There was no immediate comment from al-Shabab and U.S. commanders were waiting to determine the attack's outcome.
"U.S. military forces conducted an operation in Somalia today against the al-Shabaab network. We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate," said Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby.
After the U.S. strike Monday night, masked Islamic militants arrested dozens of residents suspected of spying for the U.S. and searched nearby homes, a resident said.
U.S. drone targeted al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane as he left a meeting of the group's top leaders. Godane, also known as Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr, is the group's spiritual leader under whose direction the Somali militants forged an alliance with al-Qaida. The Somali official, speaking on condition of anonymity since he was not authorized to speak to the media, said intelligence indicated Godane "might have been killed along with other militants."READ ARTICLE HERE~~~>http://www.aol.com/article/2014/09/02/u-s-military-targets-extremists-in-somalia/20955542/?icid=maing-grid7%7Clegacy%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D523360