U.S. airstrike kills 6; sights on terror chief

Posted: September 3, 2014 at 5:29 a.m.

Rear Adm. John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, gives a briefing Tuesday on the U.S. strike on al-Shabab militants Monday night in Somalia.

A U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed at least six members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, a militant commander said Tuesday. The group's leader was said to be in a car that was hit, but it wasn't immediately known whether he was among the dead.


This photo taken Sunday and provided by the African Union Mission to Somalia shows Somalians returning to the town of Bulomar... (By: TOBIN JONES ) (Credit: AP)

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