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US confirms al-Shabab leader's death

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US confirms al-Shabab leader's death

Al Jazeera and agencies, 06 Sep 2014

URL: http://goo.gl/EQyu7W
The United States has confirmed that Ahmed Abdi Godane, a founder of Somalia's al-Shabab group, was killed in a US air strike this week.

"We have confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the co-founder of al-Shabab, has been killed," the Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement on Friday.