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US Announces Strike on al-Shabab Fighters in Somalia

The United States said Wednesday that it had launched a "self-defense" airstrike on al-Shabab fighters in Somalia, killing at least nine militants. The Pentagon's announcement of the strike partly confirmed a report by the Somalia government. Somali officials said the strike on the central town of Galkayo killed 22 of their soldiers and wounded 16 others. When questioned about the report, a U.S. official said, "We do not think these allegations are in any way...

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