Officials: U.S. forces take part in raid on Al-Shabaab leader

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — U.S. special operations forces were involved in an operation over the past 24 hours in southern Somalia targeting a suspected leader of Al-Shabaab possibly involved in last month’s attack in Kenya, U.S. officials say.

It was not immediately clear whether that Al-Shabaab leader was killed in the raid, according to the officials.

The United States has designated Al-Shabaab a terrorist organization. The group claimed responsibility for the September 21 attack on a Nairobi, Kenya, mall that left 67 people dead.

From Barbara Starr

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