US Continues Bombing of Somalia

A US Air Force AC-130 gunship staged an airstrike in southern Somalia on Monday, the second such attack this month, US officials said Tuesday. Word of the new attack came the same day as a long line of Ethiopian artillery, armored vehicles and trucks loaded with soldiers rolled toward the edges of Mogadishu, beginning a withdrawal from a fragile capital that many residents fear will now slip further into chaos.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012407E.shtml

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Somalia: US launches new attacks
Guardian [UK]

01/24/07

The United States launched an airstrike in Somalia against suspected terrorist targets — the second such attack this month, defense officials said Wednesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the action was carried out in secret, provided few details about the strike by an Air Force AC-130 gunship earlier this week and were uncertain whether the intended target was killed. One official suggested that early indications showed that no high-value target was killed or captured. At the Defense Department, spokesman Bryan Whitman declined to confirm any new strike but said in general that the United States is ‘going to go after al-Qaida in the global war on terrorism wherever it takes us’...

//www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,,-6368414,00.html


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