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U.S. forces launch strike against al-Shabaab

President Obama authorizes operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia

al-Shabaab terrorist group | CREDIT: YouTube Capture

al-Shabaab terrorist group | CREDIT: YouTube Capture

Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby confirms that American forces have targeted terror network al-Shabaab in an operation in Somalia. “U.S. military forces conducted an operation in Somalia today against the al-Shabaab network. We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate.”

The Pentagon has not released any other details. Somalia’s government forces regained control of a prison in the capital city that was attacked late Sunday by suspected Islamic militants who attempted to free extremists incarcerated there.

The Godka Jilacow prison is an interrogation center for Somalia’s intelligence agency, and suspected militants are believed to be held there. Al-Shabaab fighters were responsible for an attack at a Nairobi, Kenya shopping mall in 2013 which injured 175 and killed 68. They are also lead suspects in lethal attacks across Somalia including in Mogadishu.

U.S. authorities designated Al-Shabaab an international terrorist group by U.S. officials since 2008. The President of Somalia held an interview with Reuters discussing a military push designated Operation Indian Ocean to push al-Shabaab out of the country after being strongly weakened in Mogadishu.

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