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US launches ‘self-defense strike’ against Shabaab in southern Somalia

“The Obama administration and US military leaders continue to attempt to hide direct combat operations behind the mission of advising and assisting the ‘counterterrorism operations’ of foreign governments and militaries. United States African Command, or AFRICOM, announced today that it launched what it described as ‘a self-defense strike’ against Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia and East Africa, to protect US advisors who were accompanying a Somali counterterrorism force.”

Source: US launches ‘self-defense strike’ against Shabaab in southern Somalia | The Long War Journal

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