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Al Shabab's Hassan Ali Dhoore killed in drone strike, US claims

A US drone strike in Somalia has killed a key leader of the al Shabab militant group who was involved in two attacks in Mogadishu more than a year ago, killing Americans, US sources said.

Sources say that Hassan Ali Dhoore and two others were killed in the strike on Thursday about 20 miles south of Jilib.

Dhoore is said to have helped facilitate a deadly Christmas Day 2014 attack at the airport and a March 2015 attack at the Maka Al-Mukarramah Hotel, both in Mogadishu. US citizens were among those killed in the two attacks.

Al Shabab is linked to al Qaida.


From Belfast Telegraph