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SEAL Team Six Broke Off Attack on Al Shabab Militants

The target of the SEAL Team Six raid was Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr, also known as Ahmed Godane, who claimed responsibility for last month's Nairobi mall massacre.

The target of the SEAL Team Six raid was Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr, also known as Ahmed Godane, who claimed responsibility for last month’s Nairobi shopping mall massacre.

A pre-dawn raid took place at a house in the southern town of Barawa. The SEALs engaged after swimming ashore before the al Qaeda-linked militants rose for morning prayers.

Reinforcements arrived at the house and Seal Team Six encountered fiercer resistance than expected.

After a 15 to 20-minute firefight, the unit leader decided to abort the mission and they swam away.

Read more at http://news.sky.com/story/1150703/al-shabaab-us-forces-abort-somalia-terror-raid.

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