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(TERRORISM) READ: US Strike Kills al-Qaeda Hotel Bomber in Somalia…

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(Newser Summary) – An American helicopter strike killed a long-sought terrorist in Southern Somalia yesterday, the New York Times reports. Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, an al-Qaeda leader operating out of Kenya, was suspected in the 2002 attack on a Kenyan resort as well as the attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. He was riding in a truck with leaders of Shabab, a Somali Islamist extremist group, when the US copters struck.

A senior Shabab commander tells the AP the group will seek revenge on the US. Shabab is fighting to overthrow Somalia’s teetering government, and intelligence officials say it’s drawing closer to al-Qaeda. But the main target of the strike was Nabhan. When special operations forces saw he’d moved away from civilians, they pounced. “We have been watching him for a long, long, time,” said a military official.

Kevin Spak

Sources: New York Times, Associated Press

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September 15, 2009 at 5:14 pm

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(READ): Al Qaeda Still ‘Very Capable’ Of US Strike…

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Source: SKY News

Al Qaeda is still “very capable” of carrying out a terrorist attack on US soil, according to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

15367795 Mike Mullen, pictured with Mr Obama, says insurgents are more sophisticated

 Mike Mullen said the war in Afghanistan is still vital because al Qaeda is benefiting from the support of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

“I think it (the situation in Afghanistan) is serious and deteriorating and I’ve said that over the last couple of years, that the Taliban insurgency has gotten better, more sophisticated,” he said.

His warning comes at a time when support for the war in Afghanistan is low in the US.

A recent survey by the Washington Post suggested 51% of Americans do not feel the war is worth fighting.

Barack Obama has supported the conflict since becoming president and has pledged to deploy an extra 21,000 US troops to Afghanistan by the end of the year. Read More

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August 24, 2009 at 9:24 am

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