Thursday, June 30, 2011

In That Other African War

We continue our low-key operations against al Qaeda in the Horn of Africa:

A U.S. drone aircraft fired on two leaders of a militant Somali organization tied to al-Qaeda, apparently wounding them, a senior U.S. military official familiar with the operation said Wednesday.

The strike last week against senior members of al-Shabab comes amid growing concern within the U.S. government that some leaders of the Islamist group are collaborating more closely with al-Qaeda to strike targets beyond Somalia, the military official said.

It is a war on terror front that rarely makes the headlines.