U.S. source confirms operation in Somalia against Shabaab militant


WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - A U.S. government sourceconfirmed on Saturday that American military forces conducted anoperation in Somalia targeting a member of the militant group alShabaab, but could provide no further details.

A second foreign military operation also took place in Libyaon Saturday and was aimed at seizing senior al Qaeda figure Anasal Liby, said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity. AlLiby is wanted by the United States for his alleged role in the1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

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