U.S Investigating Drone Strike Possibly Killed Al-Shabab's Amniyat Commander in Somalia

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Monday July 03, 2017 - 20:46:15 in Latest News by SomaliUpdate Staff Reporter
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    U.S Investigating Drone Strike Possibly Killed Al-Shabab's Amniyat Commander in Somalia

    MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — U.S Africa Command (AFRICOM) is assessing possible death of an Al-Shabab's Amniyat commander who suspected killed during drone strike near Kunya Barow in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region on Sunday.

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Barawe is about 220km (135 miles) south-west of the capital Mogadishu.
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — U.S Africa Command (AFRICOM) is assessing possible death of an Al-Shabab's Amniyat commander who suspected killed during drone strike near Kunya Barow in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region on Sunday. Barawe is about 220km (135 miles) south-west of the capital Mogadishu.
According to Somali intelligence officials, the American drone strike targeted three Al-Shabab convoy between Kunya Barow and Barawe on Sunday night. The convoy had five Al-Shabab commanders, among them was Abdullahi Haji Daud, the militant group's in charge of intelligence unit known as Amniyat.
Earlier, Voice of America radio quoted U.S officials who confirmed the air strike near Kunya Barow but gave no further details.
The strike reportedly hit its target vehicle.
Locals who sought anonymity said they heard explosions in the said area on Sunday night, but that the militant group warned locals from going to the place.
On Monday, Somalia's NISA officials in Barawe were still busy in confirming if Daud was really among those killed.
The Al-Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabab has neither confirmed nor denied the report of the airstrike.

- SOMALI UPDATE ONLINE -


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