US armed forces carry out strike against al-Shabab in Somalia

Newscast Media WASHINGTON—US armed forces have launched an air strike against
the Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Somalia. The attack targeted the head of the
group, Ahmed Abdi Godane, but it’s not yet clear if he was hit.

The Pentagon’s initial statement was terse. A spokesman confirmed an “operation”
was carried out against the militia, and that it was “assessing the results.”

Only on Monday afternoon could Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby confirm what Somali
officials had already let slip: the drone missile strike was directed at Ahmed Abdi
Godane, also known as Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>