Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader was target of airstrike, no confirmation yet that he was hit

  • by: ROBERT BURNS , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 2, 2014 - 1:55 PM

WASHINGTON — The leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group was the target of U.S. military airstrikes that struck an encampment and a vehicle there on Monday night, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

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