US Kills 3 Shabab Militants in an Airstrike in Southern Somalia

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    US Kills 3 Shabab Militants in an Airstrike in Southern Somalia

    BAIDOA, Somalia (Horn Observer) The US Department of Defense said on Wednesday that it has killed 3 Shabab militants in an airstrike which was coordinated with the Federal government of Somalia, Statement from the US Africa Command said.

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Islamist fighter at a checkpoint in Mogadishu on March 14, 2009 (File photo)
BAIDOA, Somalia (Horn Observer) The US Department of Defense said on Wednesday that it has killed 3 Shabab militants in an airstrike which was coordinated with the Federal government of Somalia, Statement from the US Africa Command said.

"The operation,  which killed the 3 militants, occurred in the Bay Region of Somalia, about 75 kilometers west of the capital, Mogadishu on Tuesday Sept. 5, at approximately 9:50am” United States Africa Command said "The U.S. conducted this operation in support of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali National Army (SNA) forces that were operating in the area.”


"U.S. forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect Americans and to disable terrorist threats. This includes partnering with AMISOM and Somali National Security Forces (SNSF); targeting terrorists, their training camps and safe havens throughout Somalia, the region and around the world.” The statement added.

The identity of the militants targeted in the attack was not immediately available.

Al-Shabaab has pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda and is dedicated to providing safe haven for terrorist attacks throughout the world. Al-Shabaab has publicly committed to planning and conducting attacks against the U.S. partners in the region.

On late July, US airstrike killed senior Shabaab Commander Ali Mohamed Hussein (Ali Jabal) was killed near Torotoroow in Lower Shabelle region.

In a separate incident, Al Shabab claimed to have assassinated three Kenyan engineers in the town Dhobley, which borders with Kenya, Media reports said

Witnesses said that armed assailants shot to death three Kenyan Engineers working with the Kenyan army stationed at the Somali border town of Dhobley.

- Horn Observer -




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