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Local Official: Somali Commandos Kill 15 in Raid on al-Shabab Base

A Somali commando unit killed at least 15 suspected Islamist fighters Wednesday in a raid on an al-Shabab base in Galgudud region, central Somalia, the second such raid in two days. Local government official Qadar Mohamed Ali told VOA's Somali service that the aim of the raid was to destroy the base and neutralize the militants' capacity to organize and carry out regional attacks. Ali said Somali troops seized rocket-propelled grenades and mortars in the raid. He said no Somali...

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