Pentagon Says US Kills 150 al-Shabab Fighters


Time: 10:18 p.m. CEST

American airstrikes on Saturday attacked a training camp in Somalia belonging to the Islamist militant group al-Shabab and killed about 150 fighters, the Pentagon said. Defense Department said the militants prepared the attack against American troops and the regional allies in East Africa. The strikes hit training camp in Rasa distanced about 120 miles north of Mogadishu. The al-Shabab claimed responsibility for an attack on a hotel and public garden in Mogadishu, which killed 10 people and injured 25 others. The group is also responsible for the attack on the Westgate mall in Kenya in 2013. In the past months, al-Shabab militants killed more than 150 people and claimed responsibility for a bomb placed abroad a Somali jetliner.

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