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Monday, October 7, 2013

Targets of US raids planned terrorism in Kenya

Armed al-Shabab fighters, shown in 2008. U.S. Navy SEALs carried out a pre-dawn strike Saturday against foreign fighters in the same southern Somalia village where SEALs four years ago killed a most-wanted al-Qaida operative, officials said. The strike comes exactly two weeks after al-Shabab militants attacked Nairobi's Westgate Mall, a four-day terrorist assault that killed at least 67 people in neighboring Kenya. Al-Shabab has a formal alliance with al-Qaida.