The Washington Post quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the United States launching drone strikes against Adan Garaar, a well-known member of al-Shabaab who was one of the key planners behind the assault on the Westgate mall in Kenya:

“Adan Garaar was one of the key planners behind the assault on the Westgate mall, just as he has been behind a number of other high-profile attacks, both carried out and foiled, including the attempt major bombing in Kampala last year,” said J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center. “He may not be as well-known generally as other Shabaab leaders, but is certainly no stranger to those tracking the terrorist group’s activities elsewhere in East Africa outside Somalia.”

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