Somali Security Forces Freed Underage Children from Militant Camp, US Kills four Militants in an airstrike in Southern Somalia.

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Saturday January 20, 2018 - 14:51:04 in Latest News by Staff Reporter
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    Somali Security Forces Freed Underage Children from Militant Camp, US Kills four Militants in an airstrike in Southern Somalia.

    MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somali security forces freed at least 30 under age children from Shabab training camp in Middle Shabelle region, Somali and American media reported citing official.

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Somali National army pictured during an operation. Photo credit: Radio Mogadishu
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somali security forces freed at least 30 under age children from Shabab training camp in Middle Shabelle region, Somali and American media reported citing official.

The Operation which SNA conducted took place at Jilyaale village in Middle Shabelle region, where Shabab were reportedly providing training to underage children.  

In the Contrary, Pro Shabab media reported that Somali and American forces massacred children in Middle Shabelle region in attack that was carried out on Thursday night, killing as many as five children and abducted their teacher.

The information comes amid Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused Al Shabaab for forcibly recruiting children as young as nine.


Meanwhile, The US forces in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia conducted an airstrike against the Shabab on Thursday killing at least 4, US Africa Command said.

The airstrike took place approximately 50 kilometers northwest of Kismayo and there were no civilian casualties reported, the statement said.

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

The US government said that "its  committed to providing Somali, AMISOM and SNSF with support in the fight against violent extremist organizations.”

- Horn Observer -


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