Rebel leader, 13 others killed in Somalia

Feb. 9, 2012 at 1:48 AM
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MOGADISHU, Somalia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- An al-Shabaab commander is suspected to have been killed in fighting in southern Somalia along with 13 underlings, the Kenyan military says.

Kenyan Maj. Emmanuel Chirchir said Wednesday it appeared al-Shabaab field commander Abu Yahva was among those killed in an ambush by Kenyan troops Tuesday, the Kenyan newspaper Daily Nation reported.

Chirchir said many more rebel fighters were injured but escaped.

Three Kenyan soldiers were injured, with one flown to a military camp for treatment, he said.

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