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U.S. targets terror suspect in Somali air strike

There is no word on the success of the mission
March 3, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Pentagon officials say a terrorist suspect was the target of a U.S. air strike Monday in Somalia. Somali police say three missiles hit a town held by Islamic extremists, destroying a home and seriously injuring eight people.

A Pentagon official who isn't authorized to speak publicly about the air strike and didn't want to be identified says the U.S. military was going after an al-Qaeda suspect in the town.

As yet, there is no word on whether the suspect was hit.

The U.S. shelled suspected al-Qaeda targets in Somalia last year.


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