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Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby on Today's Airstrike in Somalia

Dec. 29, 2014

The U.S. military conducted an airstrike in Somalia today against the al-Shabaab network. The target of the strike was a senior al-Shabaab leader. The strike took place in the vicinity of Saakow, Somalia. At this time, we do not assess there to be any civilian or bystander casualties. We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information, when appropriate, as details become available.