US drone kills al-Shabab leader in Somalia - Pentagon

The Pentagon says the militant was hit by a drone equipped with Hellfire missiles in southern Somalia last Friday.Garar was a suspect in the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi that left 67 people dead.The US believes Garar was overseeing operations that "target US persons and other Western interests".He was a member of the security and intelligence wing and a "key operative responsible for coordinating al-Shabab's external operations", according to the Pentagon.The operation took place about 150 miles (240 km) west of Mogadishu near the town of Dinsoor.