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        1/27/2014, Shevat 26, 5774

      US Targets al Shabab Leader in Somali Missile Strike

      The US military launched an unmanned drone strike in Somalia targeting a suspected al Shabab leader just one day after the al Quaeda-linked group called for attacks against foreign forces, following Ethiopia joining the African Union forces battling the terrorists.

      Officials have declined at this time to reveal the suspected terror leader’s name or whether or not the strike accomplished its mission.

      Ethiopia had sent troops into its lawless neighbour in a US-backed invasion in 2006, but the move sparked a bloody uprising and the troops pulled out three years later after failing to restore order.