Oh please let there be a big fish in the rubble…
WASHINGTON – The U.S. military attacked a “known al-Qaida terrorist” in southern Somalia, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday.
Spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters that the attack was launched on Sunday, local time, but he declined to provide any details, including whether the targeted individual was hit or whether there were any other casualties.
Whitman also would not identify or further describe the targeted individual or say how the attack was carried out.
It was not entirely clear whether the U.S. strike was aimed at a single individual. White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe told reporters, “the action was to go after al-Qaida and al-Qaida-affiliated terrorists,” suggesting that it may have been designed to hit more than one person.