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US Fires on al-Shabab Militants in Somalia Raid

U.S. forces fired on al-Shabab militants while assisting in an attack by Somali government and African Union troops on a militant base. The incident occurred Thursday in the village of Sabiid, about 40 kilometers west of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. A U.S. defense official tells VOA U.S. forces conducted "defensive fire" against al-Shabab fighters, after Ugandan African Union troops came under attack while trying to eliminate a militant checkpoint.   A senior...

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