US Airstrike Kills 8 Militants in Southern Somalia

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Monday December 18, 2017 - 23:14:05 in Latest News by Staff Reporter
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    US Airstrike Kills 8 Militants in Southern Somalia

    MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) US forces conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab militants in the early evening hours on Friday, Dec. 15, approximately 30 miles northwest of Kismayo, killing eight (8) terrorists and destroying one vehicle, according to

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Photo of a drone. Photo credit: Pakistan Daily
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) US forces conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab militants in the early evening hours on Friday, Dec. 15, approximately 30 miles northwest of Kismayo, killing eight (8) terrorists and destroying one vehicle, according to a statement released by the US Africa Command.

"The airstrike was carried out in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia,” The statement said, "We assess no civilians were killed in the strike”

"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 US government has intensified the airstrikes against the Shabab following 14 October deadly car bomb attack that killed more than 500 people.

Intelligence sources indicate that the Shabab suffered heavy loses after the US airstrike hit a training camp in the areas of Hiiraan region last month, killing more than 100 people.

- Horn Observer -


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