U.S. Drones Kill Somali Militants

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A U.S. Predator drone seen above Kandahar Air Field, in southern Afghanistan, in January of last year.

A U.S. drone strike over the weekend killed a senior Shabab commander in Somalia, according to the Islamic militant group. The group identified him as Bilal al-Barjawi, 27. He was of Lebanese descent but grew up in London—though he had his citizenship revoked in 2006. His wife had given birth in London a few hours before the strike, and the couple's relatives suspect that a phone call between the couple gave away his location. Meanwhile in Pakistan the pause in U.S. drone strikes is definitely over; drones fired missiles in the North Waziristan region on Monday, killing at least four militants.