Saturday, October 05, 2013

Report: SEALS hit Al-Shabab in Somalia, kill leader

An American Navy Seal team carried out a raid on a southern Somalian coastal town on Saturday, targeting a senior leader of the militant al-Shabaab group, which was behind last month's Kenyan mall shootings.

The New York Times quoted a US security official as saying that the target was believed to have been killed, although that had not yet been confirmed.

The raid hit a two-storey house close to the beach in the town of Barawe, an al-Shabaab stronghold, in the lower Shabelle region, some 150 miles south of Mogadishu. It is the same town where US navy commandos killed a senior al-Qaida member four years ago.

Good! We need a win against these vipers. It's especially fitting that it occurs on the 20th anniversary of the Black Hawk Down battle, when the people we came to rescue from famine dragged our dead soldiers through the streets. Forty-eight hour rule and everything, but if we've managed to hit the slithering jihadist Islamist filth hard and accurately, that's huge. And I hope the Kenyans are paying attention, as they were embarrassed to have their soldiers exposed as mere looting bullyboys.

I approve getting back pay for the SEAL team, once the shutdown is over!