Skip to comments.Aircraft Attack Al Qaeda Haven, Ike Moves off Somalia
Posted on 01/09/2007 4:48:57 PM PST by SandRat
| WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2007 A U.S. Air Force AC-130 gunship attack in Somalia on Jan. 7 targeted senior terrorist leaders, a senior Pentagon official confirmed today.
Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters the attack targeted "what we believe to be principal al Qaeda leadership" operating in the southern part of Somalia.
Whitman declined to discuss damage assessments or the effectiveness of the strike, or future operations in the area.
The U.S. 5th Fleet moved the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower into the waters off Somalia in an effort to capture al Qaeda terrorists attempting to flee the country, a 5th Fleet spokesman said.
Whitman said the attacks were aimed at terrorists who may have struck the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. "We are going to continue to work in close cooperation with our allies in the region, who all understand the importance of pursuing terrorist activities and denying them safe havens," he said.
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command
President Clinton cut and run. President Bush sends his regards.
Bad day to be a jihadi.
TANKS,Rat,,,CVN-69 Battle Group has a lotta Firepower
on station for,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,????????,,This ain't just a "Hit-n-Run",,,IMHO...;0)
American Left deeply saddened. Truly, these people don't want to fight Al Qaeda anywhere.
Love the motto for the C-130 gunship, "You can run, but you will only be out of breath and tired when you die".
Great motto for a weapon system that can throw down one round for every square meter, and an aimed round at that. My guess is these guys today did not die tired. There was no where to run.
Upon my command,unleash HELL!
The liberal MSN spun this story so hard that vertigo set in as I listened.
Let's hope so. Reportedly, the people who engineered the Embassy bombings are down there. Let them fight to the death, as they keep claiming they want to do.
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