Reports indicate one of the terrorists behind the deadly car bombing of a beach resort in Kenya and an attempt to shoot down an Israeli airliner in 2002 was killed in Somalia on Monday.
U.S. military helicopters attacked a car in an area controlled by Islamic insurgents linked to al Qaeda.
U.S. officials say Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a high level al Qaeda target, was among two people killed in the air strike.
Somalia has not only become a safe haven for terrorists, but also for pirates who have been wreaking havoc on cargo ships off the Somali coast.
CBN News Terrorism Analyst Erick Stakelbeck spoke with counterterrorism expert Rudy Atallah about the Somali piracy problem. Click play to watch the interview.