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US air strike in Somali kills senior Al-Shabaab commander: Africom


A senior Al-Shabaab commander was killed in a recent US air strike in Somalia, the director of US African Command (Africom) said Sunday, AFP reported.

"Bashir Mohamed Mahamoud was a senior operational leader responsible for exporting terror in Somalia as well as attacks into Kenya," said Africom director Colonel Christopher Karns.

"He has been a senior al-Shabaab member for more than a decade."