U.S airstrike killed senior al-Shabaab leader

Pentagon says senior al-Shabaab leader in Somalia, Adan Garar was killed in March 12 attack in southern Somalia.

U.S airstrike killed senior al-Shabaab leader

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The Defense Department confirmed Wednesday that a U.S. airstrike earlier this month killed a senior al-Shabaab leader in Somalia.

"The attack was a success and resulted in the death of Adan Garar," the Pentagon said of the March 12 attack.

A local Somalian security official last week told that Garar, the group’s head of external operations, was targeted by an aerial drone while travelling between the towns of Dinsor and Baradheere in southern Somalia.

Garar was appointed head of external operations, which is under the intelligence wing of al-Shabaab, by group leader Abu Ubeydah after Yusuf Dheeq was killed in a U.S. airstrike in February.

Several senior al-Shabaab members have been killed in previous U.S. drone strikes.

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