BREAKING NEWS: US drone strike ‘kills 150 Somali militants’

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It is given the militants were training for a large-scale terror attack.

Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis pronounced: “The fighters were there training and were training for a large-scale fall.

“We know they were going to be de rting the camp and they posed an at hand threat to US and [African Union] forces.”

Mr Davis added: “”Incipient assessments are that more than 150 terrorist fighters were eliminated.”

The Islamist body is an affiliate of al-Qaeda which is battling the UN-backed government in Somalia and has carried out a mob of attacks in neighbouring Kenya.

The Al-Shabab training camp had been beneath surveillance for some time ahead of the drone strike, according to Mr Davis.

He voiced the strike targeted a camp about 120 miles (195km) north of the money, Mogadishu, on Saturday.

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