US Navy SEALs were involved in counterterrorism operation Somalia against al-Shabaab group 0610131

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Sunday, October 6, 2013 10:14 AM
 
U.S. Navy SEALs were involved in counterterrorism operation in Somalia against al-Shabaab group.
Pentagon confirmed Saturday, October 5, 2013, that U.S. military were involved in a counterterrorism operation in Somalia against a terrorist of the al-Shabaab, which is responsible for the recent attack at a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Pentagon spokesman George Little said in a statement that he can confirm that U.S. military personnel were involved in the overnight operation against a known al-Shabaab terrorist on Friday.
     
Pentagon confirmed Saturday, October 5, 2013, that U.S. military were involved in a counterterrorism operation in Somalia against a terrorist of the al-Shabaab, which is responsible for the recent attack at a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Pentagon spokesman George Little said in a statement that he can confirm that U.S. military personnel were involved in the overnight operation against a known al-Shabaab terrorist on Friday.
A U.S. Navy SEAL fires an MK11 sniper rifle from an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 and deployed with the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during a training flight in the Arabian Sea.
     

U.S. media earlier quoted a senior U.S. official as reporting that a team of U.S. Navy SEALs took part in the al-Shabaab raid in Somalia, where that a terrorist group is based.

The U.S. troops had to withdraw before they could confirm whether the target was killed as they came under fire, but no SEALs were thought to be killed in the operation, said the official

Somalia state radio and local residents said Saturday that unidentified foreign forces attacked a house in the al-Shabaab controlled southern Somalia town of Barawe in an overnight raid.

The attack was launched from the sea at a house protected by al-Shabaab fighters and the battle lasted for more than an hour, according to residents of Barawe in Lower Shabelle region.

The al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida linked Somali militant group, has claimed responsibility for the attack against Nairobi's upscale Westgate shopping.

 

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