U.S airstrike in Southern Somalia kills 1 al-Shabaab militant

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U.S airstrike in Southern Somalia kills 1 al-Shabaab militant
U.S airstrike in Southern Somalia kills 1 al-Shabaab militant

By Mohammed Dhaysane,Horndiplomat Correspondent

MOGADISHU, Somalia,US African command saying it has conducted an airstrikes in Southern Somalia.

According United States military mission in Africa known as (AFRICOM) said that the aim of These strikes was certainly disrupt the network and remove al-Shabaab, al-Qaeda affiliated groups in Somalia from causing further harm .

The air strikes conducted by the U.S which were targeted al-Shabaab took place near the town of Jilib in Lower Jubba region, Southern Somalia on Tuesday.

“At this time, it is assessed the airstrike killed one (1) terrorist. Strikes near Jilib disrupt al-Shabaab’s freedom of maneuver” Africom said in a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday.

“In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist in the vicinity of Jilib, Somalia, on Sept. 3. “ The Africom statement read.

The mission also said that there Is no civilians were injured or killed as a result of the U.S airstrike.

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