30 militants killed by US Force in Somalia

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Mogadish, Aug 14 (IANS) The US Special Forces have killed more than 30 Al-Shabab militants including senior commanders during two separate operations in southern Somalia, a source said.

Sources close to the government army told Xinhua news agency on Sunday that the operations which took place from August 10 to 13 targeted insurgents in Sakow town in Middle Jubba region.

“The US backed by Somali commandos hit Al-Shabaab targets in Sakow town, killing 30 militants in separate security operations that took place on August 10 and August 13. Senior members of the terror group were killed,” the source said.

He said Al-Shabaab leader, Abu Ubeida was suspected to be either killed or captured during the operation. Three of his deputies including the spokesman of the group, Abu Mus’ab and another identified as Abu Omar were among those killed.

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