U.S. strike in Somalia targets militant chief

Jan 27, 2014, 6:27 AM EST
Kenyan police officers deployed near the Westgate mall stand guard on September 28, 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya.
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The U.S. military has carried out a missile strike in Somalia against a suspected militant leader with ties to al-Qaeda and al-Shabab. U.S. defense officials say they are trying to establish whether the strike killed the intended target, whose identity they have not confirmed. The strike was aimed at a vehicle in a remote area of southern Somalia, near the town of Barawe.
Background:
 
U.S. strike 'targets al-Shabab chief' in Somalia [BBC]
U.S. carries out air strike in Somalia targeting militant suspect [Reuters]

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