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US carries out air strike in Somalia targeting militant suspect

Published on Jan 27, 2014 8:09 AM

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US military carried out a missile strike in Somalia targeting a suspected militant leader with ties to Al-Qaeda and Al-Shabaab, a US

military official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The strike took place in southern Somalia on Sunday, the official said, without offering further information, including the identity of the suspect or whether the strike was believed to have been successful.

Another US official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said the operation took place in a remote area near Barawe, Somalia.

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