US Military Targets Al-Shabab Terror Network in Drone Strike

It's unclear whether the operation achieved its goals.

“A little bit after 9 a.m. eastern time [Jan. 31] U.S. Special Operations Forces conducted a strike south of Mogadishu using unmanned aircraft and several hellfire missiles,” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters at a Pentagon briefing. “This operation was a direct strike against the al-Shabab network and the terrorist group’s chief of external operations and planning for intelligence and security... We are still assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information when and if appropriate.”

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