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Key Somali terror leader killed by local forces, days after Navy SEAL’s death | Washington Times
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Key Somali terror leader killed by local forces, days after Navy SEAL’s death | Washington Times

A key leader in the al Qaeda-affiliated terror group AlShabaab was killed during a counterterrorism operation targeting the group’s main stronghold in western Somalia.

Moalin Osman Abdi Badil, head of the group’s Lower Shabelle faction, and three AlShabaab members were killed in a raid led by Somali forces in the Barii region, roughly 40 miles west of the capital of Mogadishu, according to a statement by the country’s information ministry.

An Al-Shabaab stronghold in Barii was the target of a joint U.S. and Somali raid earlier this week, which ended with the death of a Navy SEAL. The death of Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken was the first U.S. casualty…

Source: Key Somali terror leader killed by local forces, days after Navy SEAL’s death – Washington Times