US Drone Strike Takes Out Somali Militant Commander
'Dangerous' al-Shabab leader killed by missile
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2014 11:24 PM CST
Armed al-Shabab fighters are seen just outside Mogadishu.   (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

(Newser) – A missile fired from an American drone killed a militant commander in Somalia, a military official tells Reuters. Another militant commander confirmed to the AP that the strike in a southern village had killed Sahal Iskudhuq—who is believed to be close to al-Shabab's top leader—as well as his driver. American officials say they are still "assessing the effectiveness of the strike," which Somali officials say killed a "dangerous" militant.

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HANKHILL
Jan 27, 2014 10:35 AM CST
one gazillion dollar missile no proof rigggggggghtttttttttt! no big deal anyway no.2 is now no1! there are more of the scum than we have missiles for! quite being so pc and use the missiles to blow them all up. one shot one kill dont work here!
MattB
Jan 27, 2014 10:33 AM CST
So the price on their heads is equal to the cost of the time & material it takes to kill him. Got to be a cheaper way.
TwoSheds
Jan 27, 2014 7:28 AM CST
al-Shebop