U.S. Navy SEALs raid al-Shabab leader’s Somalia home in response to Nairobi attack
U.S. Navy SEALs carried out a daring predawn raid Saturday on the Somali seaside home of a leader of the al-Qaeda-linked group al-Shabab, U.S. officials said, an operation that suggests how worried Washington has become about the threat posed by a group that recently carried out an attack on a shopping mall in neighboring Kenya.
A senior U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity to provide details about a classified operation, said U.S. commandos appear to have killed members of al-Shabab, but did not detain anyone during the early-morning raid.
The operation in the Somali town of Baraawe was launched in response to the Sept. 21 attack on the upscale Westgate mall in Nairobi, which killed 67 people and significantly raised the profile of al-Shabab, which took credit for the raid. Read more from The washingtonpost