July 16, 2015

Somali al-Shabab commanders ‘killed in drone strike’

At least two senior commanders of Islamist militant group al-Shabab have been killed in a drone strike in south-west Somalia, residents say.

Al-Shabab fighters want to overthrow the UN-backed Somali government
Al-Shabab fighters want to overthrow the UN-backed Somali government

Several loud blasts were heard in Bardere town at dawn and the bodies were found later, they said.

There has been no official confirmation from the al-Qaeda-linked group, but a source told a BBC reporter the dead men were al-Shabab commanders.

Bardere is one of the few towns still controlled by al-Shabab.

African Union and Somali government troops are reported to be advancing on the area.

The US has killed several senior members of al-Shabab in drone strikes.

Source: BBC

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