BARAWE, SOMALIA – Members of the SEAL Team Six, the same unit known for the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, led a mission in Somalia Saturday to track down a terrorist.
Their mission was to find a leader of the terrorist group al Shabaab, who they believe to be linked to last month’s attack at an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed 67 people.
SEAL Team Six stormed a villa in southern Somalia frequented by members of the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab.
Commandos had to withdraw when they came under fire, so it’s not clear if the target was killed in the raid.
In a separate raid, a key al Qaeda operative who was wanted for the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa has been captured.
Officials say Abu Anas al-Libi was captured by U.S. forces in Libya., and they want him to stand trial in the U.S. on charges of conspiracy to kill Americans, murder, and destruction of American property.
Two raids targeting two high-value terrorist suspects, but one common theme: Terrorism anywhere will not be tolerated.