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U.S. airstrikes ordered in Somalia

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U.S. airstrikes have been ordered in Somalia.

The target is fighters for the al-Shabab network, which has ties to al-Qaida.

This comes one day after the Islamic-extremist group launched its own attack on an interrogation center. All of the attackers, three soldiers and two civilians, are said to have been killed.

President Obama hasn't publicly addressed the mission. Instead, he's slamming Republicans over the economy.

President Obama said, "The average person -- they're not looking for a yacht. They're not looking for their own plane. They're not looking for a mansion. They don't need to be vacationing in St. Bart's. All they're looking for is that if they work hard, they can pay the bills."

The President leaves for Estonia Monday, on his way to this week's NATO summit.

He's expected to discuss ways to defeat another terror group, ISIS, at the summit.

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