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In a symbolic show of terrorism anti-tolerance, the United States Navy SEALS struck two separate wanted terrorist groups in Somalia and Libya on Saturday.
Secretary of State John Kerry said of the separate raids, “We hope this makes clear that the United States of America will never stop in its effort to hold those accountable who conduct acts of terror.”
U.S. Navy Seals captured Anas al Libi, a senior al Qaeda official who spearheaded the 1998 embassy attacks in Kenya and Tanzania, just outside of his house in Tripoli, Libya. A confidante of Osama Bin Laden, Libi has had a $5 million reward for his capture for more than a decade says NBC News.
The same day, a separate U.S. raid was conducted in Somalia in response to the Nairobi Westgate mall siege last month. Officials have not released the identities of the seven people killed at this point, only affirming that civilian casualties were kept at a minimum.
The Telegraph is currently reporting that while the al Shabaab terrorist leader is believed to have died in the attack, commandos failed to actually enter his house and were unable to verify his death.
Abdulaziz Abu Musab, Shebab spokesman, told sources, “The bungled operation was carried out by white people, who came with two small boats from a larger ship out at sea … one Shabaab guard was killed, but reinforcements soon came and the foreigners fled [...] Where the foreigners had been, afterwards we saw lots of blood, so maybe we wounded some.”