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Al Qaeda Leader Killed in Somalia Missile Attack

March 4, 2008

B y Sara A. Carter
The Washington Times 
March 4, 2008
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U.S. forces found, targeted and killed in a Somali desert city the senior al Qaeda operative who masterminded the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa and had since spent a decade in hiding, The Washington Times has learned.
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Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, who is one of the FBI’s most-wanted terrorists, was the target of a U.S. missile strike on a residence in Dobley, a small town in southern Somalia near the Kenyan border, according to a U.S. military official who spoke to The Times on the condition of anonymity because of the nature of the operation.
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“Al Qaeda has used this region to spill over into other parts of eastern Africa,” said a U.S. counterterrorism official, also on the condition of anonymity. “Somalia at a minimum is a place of refuge but for some of al Qaeda it is a place to plot and plan future attacks.”

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/article/20080304/
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