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Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader was killed in a US strike

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says U.S. officials have confirmed the death of the leader of the al-Shabab terror group in a U.S. airstrike on Monday.

The Pentagon's press secretary confirmed the death of Ahmed Abdi Godane in a brief written statement Friday.

The statement calls the death a major symbolic and operational loss for al-Shabab.


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