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Pentagon Confirms US Airstrike Killed Al-Shabab Security Chief

The Pentagon has confirmed that a victim of a U.S. airstrike on Saakow, Somalia, was the chief of Islamic militant group al-Shabab's intelligence and security wing. A U.S. Department of Defense statement Wednesday confirmed that a Hellfire missile strike on a vehicle killed al-Shabab security chief Tahlil Abdishakur on Monday. Pentagon spokesman James Brindle said the death of Tahlil, who was responsible for al-Shabab's external operations, will have a significant impact on...

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