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US Targets Al-Shabab Mastermind
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US Targets Al-Shabab Mastermind

The US military says it has targeted a vehicle carrying three Al-Shabab militants in a drone strike in Somalia. A Pentagon spokesman named the main target as Hassan Ali Dhoore, accused of organizing recent bomb attacks in which US personnel were killed. US officials say they are still assessing the results of the strike near Jilib, which is close to the border with Kenya, BBC reported. Al-Shabab, an Al-Qaeda affiliate, is waging an armed insurgency in Somalia. The Pentagon said the US had been watching Dhoore, a member of the militant group’s security and intelligence wing who was involved in planning attacks in Mogadishu, for some time. He had overseen attacks on Mogadishu airport and a hotel as well as a targeted assassination that killed at least three US citizens, one a Somali MP with dual citizenship, spokesman Peter Cook said. “Removing Dhoore from the battlefield would be a significant blow to Al-Shabab’s operational planning and ability to conduct attacks,” said Cook. The militant group has also carried out attacks in neighboring Kenya and Uganda.

 

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