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     US drone ‘kills 150 Somali militants’

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A US drone strike has killed more than 150 al-Shabab militants in Somalia.   Spokesman Captain Jeff Davis says the strike hit a training camp where a large-scale attack was being planned and that it targeted a camp about 120 miles north of the capital, Mogadishu.   Davis says the camp had been under surveillance for some time.   Al-Shabab, an affiliate of al-Qaeda, was pushed out of Mogadishu by African Union peacekeeping forces in 2011 but has continued to launch frequent attacks in its bid to overthrow the Western-backed government.   The group has said it carried out a string of recent attacks including a twin bombing at a busy restaurant in the Somali city of Baidoa last month.   By: G987s Chris Hayles, courtesy of BBC World News.

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