Al-Shabab Attacks Military Base Used by US Forces in Kenya
Al-Shabab extremists have overrun a key military base used by U.S. counterterror forces in Kenya, destroying U.S. aircraft and vehicles.
The U.S. military says the situation remains "fluid" after the pre-dawn attack by the al-Qaida-linked group.
Kenya's military says five attackers were killed. It is not clear whether U.S. or Kenyan forces were killed.
The Somalia-based al-Shabab released photos of blazing aircraft. It says the attack has nothing to do with the Middle East crisis.
This is the first known al-Shabab attack against U.S. forces inside Kenya, a key base for fighting one of the world's most resilient extremist organizations.