US has carried out an air strike against
members of a suspected al- Qaeda cell in a
village in southern Somalia.The targets
were reported to have been tracked by
aerial reconnaissance and then attacked by
a US gunship launched from a US military
base in Djibouti. The US believes al-Qaeda
operatives held responsible for the 1998
bombings of US embassies in East Africa
have been hiding in Somalia.
MPs have voted antiapartheid campaigner Nelson Mandela as their biggest political hero.
Of the 150 MPs who took part in the survey for the Independent, 18% backed the former South African president.
Conservative Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill were in joint second place. more....