The U.S. conducted fresh airstrike in support of the Somali army killing at least one Al-Shabaab militant.
In coordination with Federal government of Somalia forces, the U.S. forces carried out the air bombardment targeting Al-Shabaab militants in the vicinity of Kunyo Barrow, some 65kilometers west of Mogadishu on October 6. The airstrike killed one terror militant and wounded several others.
Kunyo Barrow in Lower Shabelle region is a stronghold of Al-Shabaab militant group.
According to a statement by AFRICOM, there were no civilians killed or injured in the precision airstrike that was intelligence led.
U.S. and Kenyan troops in Somalia continue to carryout airstrikes against the Al-Qaeda branch in Somalia, Harakat al-Shabaab al Mujahideen ragtag militia.
The U.S. which has carried more than 20 such strikes this year against the Somalia-based Al-Shabaab has maintained it stand that it will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect its citizens, its interests and to disable terrorists’ threats.
The U.S., has also carried out several drone strikes against a small presence of fighters linked to the Islamic State (IS) organization in the northern part of the Horn of Africa nation.