Saturday, June 02, 2007

US Navy Vs. Embassy Bomber

No news whether they were successful. Story from MSNBC:

The destroyer USS Chafee fired her deck guns at two or three
suspected "high-value terrorist targets" in the Puntland area along the northern
coast of Somalia on Saturday, U.S. officials told NBC News. The three suspects
are accused of taking part in the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and
According to the officials, the U.S. had "actionable intelligence”
gathered by U.S. Special Operations Forces and local tribal leaders that the
suspects were in the area.
Out of fear that the suspects would leave the
area, the decision was made to order the strike from the Chafee, which fired 20
five-inch rounds from her deck guns.

Well done! The Navy comes through again.