US drone 'kills al-Shabab leader'
Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 15:21
The US defense department has confirmed that it has killed an al-Shabab leader, Adan Garar.
The Pentagon says the militant was hit by a drone equipped with Hellfire missiles in southern Somalia last Friday.
Garar was a suspect in the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi that left 67 people dead.
The US believes Garar was overseeing operations that "target US persons and other Western interests".
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