January 25, 2014
According to Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity, an official explained the U.S. did in fact carry out an airstrike on a known militant leader with connections to al-Qaeda, and al-Shabeeb, but did not give a name of the suspect.
Another Official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said the strike took place in Southern Somalia, but declined to say if it was successful or not, but did clarify it was in a remote area near Barawe, Somalia.
This past October, an American commando team led an attack that failed on the Barawe military stronghold, while they were looking for a militant known as Ikrima.
Ikrama, has been blamed for plotting and executing numerous attacks on Kenya, but after a gun battle US forces pulled out without his capture.
If you remember, the al-Shabeeb rebels shocked the world with their devastating attack on a mall in Nairobi back in September, killing 67 people, as they intend to impose a strict doctrine of Sharia Law in Somalia.
More to Follow on the Details of the Strike
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