Citing, of course, “a known al Qaeda terrorist.” Killing three women and three children, so far, though the Pentagon won’t release further details and the military says it’s still collecting casualty information.
CNN seems to have spoken to one District Commissioner Dherre, though:
Dherre told CNN he did not know of any Islamist extremists in the village.
The United States conducted similar strikes in southern Somalia in January 2007 against al Qaeda targets, hoping to kill some of the militants suspected in the 1998 attacks against the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
U.S. officials later confirmed they did not believe they achieved that goal.