U.S. air strike killed al-Qaeda senior leaders in Africa (Figure)
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Xinhua Beijing September 15, according to The New York Times reported that U.S. commandos kill 14 in southern Somalia, a man named Nabu Han ( Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan) “base” senior leader.
According to Bala Wei (Baraawe) near the town of villagers, at 13:00 on the 14th or so, four U.S. military helicopters suddenly comes to driving the two trucks in the desert shooting. Truck containing radical Islamic organization “Youth Party” leaders, the organization has been to overthrow the internationally recognized Somali government targets.
villagers said, four equipped with attack helicopters, missiles, bullets or ground quickly to the truck to a standstill, several Islamic “Youth Party” soldiers try to fight back. Islamic “Youth Party” leaders said, including Naboo, including the Han, there are six foreign soldiers were killed quickly, and three Somali “Youth Party” soldiers died.
14 U.S. officials also confirmed on a U.S. warship participated in a special forces helicopter attacks, but did not provide details.
in the reign of George Bush, the U.S. long-range cruise missiles or the use of AC-130 gunship attacked suspected terrorists in Somalia tasks. An American consultant said that the commando rather than with long-range missiles tasks may reflect changes in the Obama administration would like to achieve, the African mainland in order to avoid further civilian casualties. In the past, many Somali villagers killed by U.S. cruise missiles. The Obama government prepared to use the table action combat forces against the “base” organizations in Africa gradually increased influence.
the consultant said that time constraints may be the main reason, if not the main reason the words. He said that 14 special forces informed of Naboo in the exact location of information after the Chinese must act quickly, which explains why they are at great risk during the day to take action.
generally believed, the Han Naboo 30-year-old Yemeni, was born in Mombasa, Kenya. U.S. intelligence agencies, said he planned 2002 attack on the Mombasa Paradise Hotel on the island open Israelis, killing 11 Kenyans and three Israelis dead and dozens wounded another cause. Naboo Han may also be involved in 1998 attack on the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The U.S. military has been searching for him all these years the trail.