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US targets al-Shabaab network in Somalia

  • American forces have targeted the al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabaab network in Somalia, the Pentagon said.

    The results of the attack on the Islamist group were being assessed and no further details were immediately available, US officials said.

    The American attack came a day after al-Shabaab rebels targeted a high-security prison in Mogadishu, the Somail capital, and engaged security forces in a gun battle. All the rebel fighters, along with three government troops and two civilians, died in the encounter, Somali officials said.

     

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