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US targets al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane - in 15 secs

The US military has carried out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting a convoy carrying the leader of militant group al-Shabab.

It is not clear if Ahmed Abdi Godane was hit in the strikes some 240km (150 miles) south of the capital, Mogadishu.

An al-Shabab source told the BBC at least nine people were killed. The al-Qaeda-linked group has not commented officially on the attack.

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  • 02 Sep 2014
  • From the section Africa
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