Targeted Killing

Pentagon Confirms Death of ISIL's Leader in Libya in Already-Reported Strike, and Also a New Strike (against al Shabaab) in Somalia

By Robert Chesney
Monday, December 7, 2015, 3:50 PM

In something of a coda to last night's presidential address, the Pentagon has just issued press release confirming that a previously-reported November airstrike conducted by the U.S. military in Libya did indeed kill ISIL's senior leader there. And DOD revealed that it carried out a strike in Somalia last week in which it killed al Shabaab leader (and al Qaeda member) Abdirahman Sandhere.