The US has vowed that there will be increased drone strikes against al Shabaab militants in Somalia in the coming year as a way of riding the country of the extremist elements. The declaration has been backed by the first airstrikes of the year in January 2nd, 2018 that killed two terrorists and destroyed one vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.
While last year the US conducted more than 30 drone strikes, the Trump administration has reaffirmed its commitment to eradicating terrorist elements across the globe. In recent projections, the drone strikes are expected to increase seeing as the US military is taking an active role on the ground to gather actionable intelligence that has proven very effective in averting some of the would-be deadly attacks.
The commitment will ensure that Somalia defeats the al Shabaab as well as stabilize holistically to be able to defend its sovereignty and its people against both external and domestic threats.