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US drone strike takes out Somali militant commander

 
US drone strike takes out Somali militant commander
Posted January 27th, 2014 @ 2:28pm by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– A missile fired from an American drone killed a militant commander in Somalia, a military official tellsReuters. Another militant commander confirmed to the APthat the strike in a southern village had killed Sahal Iskudhuq—who is believed to be close to al-Shabab's top leader—as well as his driver. American officials say they are still "assessing the effectiveness of the strike," which Somali officials say killed a "dangerous" militant.

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