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U.S. AC-130 GunShip Hits Al Qaeda Target in Somalia

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posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:32 PM
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. helicopter gunship conducted a strike against two suspected al Qaeda operatives in southern Somalia, but it was not known whether the mission was successful, CBS News reported on Monday.


The U.S. Air Force helicopter, operated by the Special Operations Command, flew from its base in Djibouti to the southern tip of Somalia, where the al Qaeda suspects were believed to have fled from the capital Mogadishu, the U.S. network reported.

A Pentagon spokesman said he had no information on the report.

The al Qaeda operatives, who were not named, included a suspect in the car bomb attacks on the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, the report said.

Source: Reuters

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posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:36 PM
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its on CNN and FOXNews...

this could be a VERY bad move, hopefully this will not cause a huge clash in the Middle East and North Africa.

Places of American interest may become targets now across Africa.

For those who are just hearing this,

reports state a "series of airstrikes in Southern Somalia". believed to Al Qaeda members who were involved in the bombings against American embassys.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:41 PM
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Just for clarification, an AC-130 is an aircraft gunship, not a helicopter gunship.

Helicopter gunships would be on the order of the Apache, Cobra, or perhaps the venerable old Huey Hog.

If it was an Air Force helo, then it may have been a Black Hawk variation.

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posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:43 PM
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Yeah, each report is saying something different right now, dont think anyone knows yet



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:44 PM
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