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Official: US, Somalia forces raid al-Shabab, kill several | MilitaryTimes
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Official: US, Somalia forces raid al-Shabab, kill several | MilitaryTimes

A senior Somali intelligence official says United States and local forces have raided a rebel-held village in southern Somalia and killed several al-Shabab extremists.

The official says Somali commandos accompanied by U.S. forces in two helicopters raided two locations early Thursday. They included a detention center run by al-Shabab in Kunya-Barrow village in Lower Shabelle region, and detainees were freed.

The official says troops engaged a small number of extremist fighters.

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