In this Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 file photo, Al-Shabab fighters march with their weapons during military exercises on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor, File)
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By U.S. accounts, it was a devastating airstrike against militants in Somalia, with more than 150 killed in a training camp, but it likely won't diminish Al-Shabab's ability to continue a wave of attacks.U.S. forces had been watching Raso Camp for several weeks, said Navy Capt.It appeared training was ending and the operational phase of a suspected attack against African or U.S. personnel was about to start, he said.About 50 U.S. special operations forces rotate in and out of Somalia, advising and assisting military forces sent by five countries belonging to the African Union.Further U.S. airstrikes alone are unlikely to thwart Al-Shabab's attacks around Mogadishu, said Robert Besseling, an analyst with EXX Africa.
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