Top Shabaab militant killed in Somalia drone strike

PHOTO | FILE A picture taken on August 8, 2007 shows an MQ-9 Reaper drone.

What you need to know:

  • In July last year, the US donated eight hand-launched Raven drones to Kenya for surveillance
  • A senior US military official confirmed to the media that a drone strike in southern Somalia killed two Al-Shabaab militants

A top Al-Shabaab commander who planned the Westgate terrorist attack was killed in a drone strike in Somalia, the military confirmed on Tuesday.

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