SOMALIA, March 9, 2016
Pentagon confirmed that U.S. drone strike hit an Al-Shabaab training camp in Somalia killing over 150 militants who were graduating.
In a statement, spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said that the drone strike hit in Somalia, Hiiraan region where by the fighters were conducting a graduation ceremony and after which were planning to conduct large-scale attack at another AMISOM military base.
The U.S. drone strike hit the target with precision killing over 150 militants.
Al-Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab on Tuesday 9th March 2016 confirmed that their camp was hit but refused to give the count number on their casualties or any other further details about the drone raid.
Al-Shabaab spokesman through the group's media channel failed to give count on casualties suffered and the extent of the drone strike destruction, but only said Pentagon's casualty numbers were exaggerated.
U.S. has been monitoring Raso A-Shabaab training camps for weeks and using both planes and unmanned MQ-9 Reaper drone, struck the Al-Shabaab training base, a facility located some 120 miles north of Somali’s capital Mogadishu.
Somali Intelligence Agency had provided information about the camp to the United State after the militant group in the past few weeks waged attacks that left several innocent civilians killed.