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March 3 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. military attacked a known al-Qaeda leader in Somalia, a Defense Department spokesman said today.
The spokesman, Bryan Whitman, declined to give details, including who was the target, whether the individual was killed and what weapons were used.
``On March 2, the U.S. conducted an attack against a known al-Qaeda terrorist in southern Somalia,'' Whitman said.
The Associated Press, reporting from Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, said three missiles hit Dobley, a town four miles from the Kenyan border. The remnants of an Islamic force that once ruled much of southern Somalia took over the town last week, the AP said. The U.S. attack destroyed a home and injured eight people, the AP said, citing police and witnesses.
Whitman, speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, said the attack was in line with U.S. policy ``to pursue terrorist activities and their operations wherever we may find them.
``We do work closely with our partners in the region in the conduct of our military operations,'' he said.
Originally posted by Mdv2
Hopefully they killed the target and no innocent people died. I wonder which Al Qaeda member they tried to assassinate.
[edit on 3-3-2008 by Mdv2]
Originally posted by _Phoenix_
Easy job. No need to go in themselves, just bomb away, easy, oh wait they killed civillians? oh who cares, they can get away with anything.
Edit: sorry, it was three women and three children dead and many injured.