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
US Drone Strike Takes Out Somali Militant Commander
Armed al-Shabab fighters are seen just outside Mogadishu.   (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

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. (Read more al-Shabab stories.)

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