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The Pentagon says the co-founder of the al-Qaida affiliate in Somalia was killed in a U.S. drone strike earlier this week.
In a statement on Friday, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said:
"We have confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the co-founder of al-Shabaab, has been killed. The U.S. military undertook operations against Godane on Sept. 1, which led to his death. Removing Godane from the battlefield is a major symbolic and operational loss to al-Shabaab. The United States works in coordination with its friends, allies and partners to counter the regional and global threats posed by violent extremist organizations."
As we reported, the U.S. bombed a meeting of high-ranking al-Shabab officials in the port city of Barawe on Monday
originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: intrptr
GAve up his rights when he killed people for his ideaology.
originally posted by: WeAre0ne
So they subtract an enemy from their list, and at the same time create an unknown number of more enemies in the process.
Talk about 1 step forward, 2 steps back.