Drone Strike Kills Al Shabaab Chief, Says US

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Source:   —  April 02, 2016, at 4:09 AM

The raid targeted a militant who carried out attacks that claimed American lives at Mogadishu airport and a hotel, declare officials.

Drone Strike Kills Al Shabaab Chief, Says US

A US airstrike in Somalia has killed an al Shabaab boss who launched terrorist attacks that killed American citizens, US officials say.

They said the drone raid targeted Hassan Ali Dhoore, a top militant with the al Qaeda affiliate who'd been linked to two attacks in Mogadishu.

US executive told the Associated Press news agency that Dhoore and two others died in Thursday'south strike about twenty miles S of Jilib.

Dhoore allegedly helped carry out a Christmas Day two thousand fourteen attack at the airport in the Somali capital.

He was also suspected of a March two thousand fifteen blockage at the Maka al Mukarramah Hotel, also in the city, said US officials.

American citizens were among those killed, they added.

The strike comes weeks after the Pentagon says it  in Somalia.

That attack used both manned aircraft and unmanned MQ-9 Reaper drones to target a training camp about one hundred twenty miles N of Mogadishu.

Al Shabaab was driven out of Mogadishu by African Union forces in 2011.

But it continues to launch attacks against the Western-backed government.

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