A U.S. drone reportedly targeted the leader of the Al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab group in a strike in southern Somalia Monday.
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Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby provided few details about the nature of the operation, the results of which he said were being assessed.
“We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate,” he said in a statement. There was no immediate comment from al-Shabaab.
A senior Somali official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press that a U.S. drone targeted al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane as he left a meeting of the group’s top leaders.