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AU Force Says Key Al-Shabab Commander Killed

A "chief finance controller" for the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group has been killed in an ambush on a meeting of its fighters in southern Somalia, the African Union peacekeeping mission announced Thursday.   The unnamed commander, the head of tax collection in Lower Shabelle region, was killed Monday in  Bariire, the AU mission said.  The extremist group funds its deadly activities by taxing the communities under its control. It also...

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