Destroyer bombards militants

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http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/06/ap_somalia_070603/

At least eight foreign Islamic fighters and an unspecified number of Somali militants were killed in security force operations backed by shelling from a U.S. warship — a combination that “defeated” them, officials said Sunday.

The fight against Islamic militants in Somalia has dramatically moved to the relatively peaceful northeast of the country, opening up a new battlefront between them and Somali government forces and their allies who have previously fought only in the country’s south....

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An unidentified Navy destroyer off Somalia, similar to the Arleigh Burke-class ship pictured, assisted local government fighters June 2, shelling suspected foreign and Somali Islamic militants.

 
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