US Strikes in Somalia Kill 6 Militants

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    US Strikes in Somalia Kill 6 Militants

    MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) The US forces on Wednesday conducted three precision airstrikes in Somalia against al-Shabaab, killing at least 6 militants, AFRICOM said in a statement.

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MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) The US forces on Wednesday conducted three precision airstrikes in Somalia against al-Shabaab, killing at least 6 militants, AFRICOM said in a statement.

According to United States Africa Command, the operation occurred in southern Somalia, about 260 kilometers south of the capital, Mogadishu and  the operation was conducted within the parameters of the authorities granted by the President in March 2017, which allows U.S. forces to conduct lethal action against al-Shabaab within a geographically-defined area in support of partner forces in Somalia.

"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.” AFRICOM statement added.


Last week, The US forces conducted an airstrike near the town of Baidoa of Bay region and killed 3 Shabab militants.

The Shabaab, which is a militant organization affiliated to Alqaeda remains a threat despite losing large swaths of territory to Somali and AMISOM troops.

- Horn Observer -


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