U.S. military forces conducted an airstrike southwest of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu killing three Al-Shabaab terrorists.
According to U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), press release, the U.S. in support of the federal government of Somalia conducted the air raids approximately 40 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu, Somalia, on August 27.
Three terror combatants were killed in the intelligence-led air assault. No civilians were injured or killed in the airstrike, according to AFRICOM.
U.S. and Kenyan forces usually are the ones who conducts air assaults against the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab in Somalia. In the past recent months, U.S. has conducted a number of successful air raids against the insurgents from Al-Shabaab and Abnaa ul-Calipha, Islamic State’s affiliate in Somalia killing a number of their fighters.
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 counterterrorism operations and targeting terrorists, their training camps, and their safe havens throughout Somalia and the region, AFRICOM press release, concluded.