A U.S. Navy SEAL team attacked members of the al-Qaeda affiliate, Al-Shabaab, whom they located in Somalia on Saturday, in retaliation for the recent terror attack on Kenya's capital city Nairobi, according to Jennifer Griffin, the national security correspondent at Fox News Channel.
The SEAL team killed an unidentified terrorist, whom many believe is Ahmed Abdi Godane, a/k/a "Abu Zubeyr," the leader of Al-Shabaab, during the surprise attack of their hideout in the town of Barawe, on Somalia's seacoast in Saturday's dawn raid.
According to a former member of U.S. special forces, the attack had been planned after the Nairobi attack and the goal was to capture or kill the leader of Al-Shabaab.
The U.S. officials said it was unclear whether the SEAL team’s target was taken alive or killed, according to Griffin's FNC report.
According to an Examiner news story:
In the aftermath of the shocking Westgate Mall attack, the practically unknown commander of Somalia's Muslim terrorist group Al-Shabaab on Thursday threatened to spill more blood in his organization's quest to cause Kenyan military members to cross the border back into Kenya, according to Morris Kirkley, a former police intelligence analyst and counterterrorism expert.
In an audiotaped message sent to media organizations in the Middle East and North Africa, Ahmed Abdi Godane, the face and voice of the al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia, admitted that his minions launched the shockingly bloody attack on the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi as vengeance for Kenya's military presence in southern Somalia and its role in helping the African Union fight Islamist terrorism.