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Pentagon: Airstrike targeted terror leader in Somalia

Pentagon said airstrike targeted al-Shabab extremist leader in Somalia

Pentagon: Airstrike targeted terror leader in Somalia

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says it conducted an airstrike in Somalia against a senior leader of the al-Shabab extremist group.

It did not identify the leader or say whether the strike was successful.

In a brief written statement, the Pentagon said the airstrike took place in the vicinity of Saakow, Somalia. It provided no details, beyond saying it did not believe the attack caused any civilian or bystander casualties.

The Pentagon said it is assessing the results of the attack.