US launches air raids in Somalia
The US military has launched air raids against fighters in Somalia, saying they are suspected members of al-Qaeda. Abdirahman Dinari, a Somalia government spokesman, confirmed the offensive on Tuesday. A US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said at least one AC-130 gunship was used in the attack.Dinari told AFP: "We know that a US gunship raided targets of al-Qaeda in southern Somalia sometime yesterday afternoon.
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