FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2009 file photo, al-Shabab fighters sit on a truck as they patrol in Mogadishu, Somalia. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor, File)
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Special forces operatives in two helicopters staged an overnight raid on Somalia's Shebab insurgents, government officials and the Al-Qaeda-linked gunmen said Wednesday.The raid, reportedly by foreign troops, targeted the Shebab-controlled town of Awdhegele, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of Somalia's capital Mogadishu.There were no details on who carried out the attack, which came after U.S. air strikes on a Shebab training camp Saturday which killed more than 150 fighters.Warplanes and unmanned drones were used in Saturday's strike, which struck an area 120 miles (195 kilometers) north of Mogadishu.The Shebab group confirmed the overnight raid, saying they had fought off the troops.
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