US Commando Raid Targets Militant in Somalia

A United States Navy SEAL team has targeted a senior leader of the al-Qaida-linked militant group al- Shabab in a daring predawn raid in Barawe, Somalia.

U.S. Defense Department officials say the commandos conducted an operation “aimed at capturing a high value al-Shabab terrorist leader,” but they failed to capture him.

Several al-Shabab militants were killed in the firefight but it was not clear if the targeted militant was among them. U.S. officials said no American troops were …