The US military has carried out an operation that killed a senior Islamic State leader and 10 other operatives in northern Somalia, US officials say.
US military kills IS leader in Somalia
US special operations forces have killed a senior Islamic State group official and 10 other terrorist operatives in remote northern Somalia, senior Biden administration officials say.
The operation targeted Bilal al-Sudani, a key financial facilitator for the global terrorist organisation, in a mountainous cave complex.
President Joe Biden was briefed last week about the proposed mission, which came together after months of planning.
He gave final approval to carry out the operation this week, according to two officials who briefed reporters on the operation on the condition of anonymity.