Al-Shabaab leader Godane death confirmed

2014-09-05 18:07
Somalia's Ahmed Abdi Godane also known as Ahmed Abdi Aw-Mohamed. (Rewards for Justice, AFP)

Somalia's Ahmed Abdi Godane also known as Ahmed Abdi Aw-Mohamed. (Rewards for Justice, AFP)

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Washington - The Pentagon confirmed on Friday that Ahmed Godane, a founder of the al-Shabaab Islamist group, was killed in a US air strike in Somalia this week, calling it a "major symbolic and operational loss" for the al-Qaeda-affiliated organisation.

"We have confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the co-founder of al-Shabaab, has been killed," Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said in a statement.

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