Drone Strike Kills al-Shabab Militant in Somalia

Sources in Somalia say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed a key operative of the militant group al-Shabab.

Witnesses tell VOA that Ibrahim Ali Abdi, the mastermind of al-Shabab’s suicide missions, was killed Monday when a drone fired three missiles at the car he was traveling in.

The airstrike happened on a road east of Jilib, a town in southern Somalia. Sources affiliated with al-Shabab tell VOA that Abdi was killed in the attack, along with one other al-Shabab member.

A Somali …