U.S. Drone Strike Killed Al-Shabaab Leader Garaar in Somalia: Pentagon

The Pentagon said on Wednesday a U.S. drone strike in southern Somalia has killed Adnan Garaar, a leader of the al-Shabaab militant group. It said in a statement that the strike last Thursday hit a vehicle carrying Garaar, a top official of the al Shabaab militant group, which the Pentagon says targets U.S. and other Western interests to further al Qaeda's goals. The Pentagon said, "He posed a major threat to the region and the international community and was connected to the West Gate Mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya. His death has dealt another significant blow to the al Shabaab terrorist organization in Somalia."