US Airstrike against ISIS Kills one in Puntland, Northeastern Somalia

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Monday November 27, 2017 - 22:25:23 in Latest News by Staff Reporter
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    US Airstrike against ISIS Kills one in Puntland, Northeastern Somalia

    GAROWE (Horn Observer) The United States Africa Command on Monday said that it had carried out an airstrike against ISIS affiliated group in Puntland killing one terrorist, the latest in a series of airstrikes against the Somali militant groups.

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Both Shabab and ISIL affiliated groups have basis in Puntland. Photo credit: Aljazeera
GAROWE (Horn Observer) The United States Africa Command on Monday said that it had carried out an airstrike against ISIS affiliated group in Puntland killing one terrorist, the latest in a series of airstrikes against the Somali militant groups.

The airstrike, which occurred at approximately 3 p.m Somalia time, was carried out  by U.S. forces In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia on Nov. 27, killing one terrorist, according to a statement released by US Africa Command on Monday

"U.S. forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect U.S. citizens and to disable terrorist threats. This includes partnering with AMISOM and Somali National Security Forces (SNSF) in combined counter terrorism operations and targeting terrorists, their training camps, and their safe havens throughout Somalia and the region.” the Statement added.


The airstrikes becomes the second against the ISIL affiliated groups in Puntland and 30th airstrike carried out by the US this year.

Last week, US forces killed more than 100 Shabab  militants in Southern Somalia in an airstrike against a militant camp.  However, Shabab immediately denied the existance of the said airstrikes against their camp.

US forces has increased its airstrikes against the militants groups in Somalia, After US President Trump  approved new military authorities to hunt down insurgents around the world, according to the US media.

- Horn Observer -


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