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US Military Conducted Operation Against Terrorist Group in Somalia

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:28:11 +0000

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon confirmed Monday night that military forces had engaged in an operation in Somalia against the al-Shabaab terror network.

Pentagon spokesperson Rear Adm. John Kirby confirmed the operation, but did not provide many specific details. Kirby said that the U.S. was still "assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate."

BBC News reports that the American operation came shortly after al-Shabaab militants allegedly attacked a Mogadishu detention center, hoping to free detained militants.

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