US air strike targets senior Somali militant: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US war planes carried out a strike in southern Somalia on Monday targeting a senior leader of the Shebab militia, the Pentagon said, without giving any details of casualties.

Military spokesman Rear-Admiral John Kirby said the raid hit a target in Saakow, shortly after the Islamist rebel group's intelligence chief surrendered to government and African Union forces.

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