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US Unleashed 'Earthquake' Strike on al-Shabab

US Unleashed 'Earthquake' Strike on al-Shabab
Posted Tuesday, September 2nd 2014 @ 10am  by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

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(NEWSER) – The US says it carried out an operation against Islamic extremists in Somalia yesterday, but the military hasn't released other details of the strike on the al-Shabab network. "We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate," a Pentagon spokesman told reporters.

A Somali official tells the AP that a drone targeted the al-Shabab "spiritual leader" Ahmed Abdi Godane and he may have been killed along with other militants; another official says the attack felt like an "earthquake." The strike came the day after Somali government forces battled extremists trying to free their comrades from a high-security prison in Mogadishu.

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