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Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on U.S. Airstrike in Somalia

 On May 27, U.S. forces carried out an airstrike in south-central Somalia targeting Abdullahi Haji Da’ud, a senior military commander for al-Shabaab. Da’ud was one of al-Shabaab’s most senior military planners and served as a principal coordinator of al-Shabaab’s militia attacks in Somalia, Kenya, and Uganda.  He held several positions of authority

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