U.S. Confirms Death of Al-Shabaab Leader in Somalia Air Strike

Al Shabaab soldiers sit outside a building during patrol

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon confirmed on Friday that Ahmed Godane, a founder of the al-Shabaab Islamist group, was killed in a U.S. air strike in Somalia this week, calling it a “major symbolic and operational loss” for the al Qaeda-affiliated organization.

Terror Raids Ignore Benghazi Suspects

Ansar al Shariah supporters protest the U.S. capture of one of the terror group's leaders. / AP

The Obama administration failed to act against Libyan Islamists who attacked the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi last year during the capture last weekend of a senior al Qaeda terrorist in Tripoli according to U.S. officials.

Meanwhile, the Somali terrorist group al Shabaab is “gripped with fear” following the unsuccessful covert U.S. military strike against one of its leaders.