Tuesday 27 September 2016

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

Published 01/04/2016 | 21:36

Hassan Ali Dhoore was reportedly killed in a drone strike
Hassan Ali Dhoore was reportedly killed in a drone strike

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.

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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.

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