Latest reports from Pentagon indicate that a U.S. strike has left more than 150 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia.
According to spokesman Captain Jeff Davis, the drone strike hit an Al-Shabaab training camp where a secret meeting was underway and where a large-scale attack was being hatched.
Captain Jeff Davis said the Al-Shabaab were going to depart the camp after planning to conduct an attack. The militants pose threat to U.S. and the African Union forces, Captain Davis added.
The initial BDA reports indicate that more than 150 Al-Shabaab fighters were eliminated.
The drone struck with precision at a camp located some 195 kilometers north of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.
The militant fighters were about to complete the specialist training to conduct offensive attacks before the drone strike hit their camp.
Separately, Monday 7th March 2016, the Australian Navy seized a large cache of weapon headed for Somalia.
The weapons included grenade launchers, machine guns, and 2,000 assault rifles were concealed under fishing nets, Australian Navy spokesman confirmed in a statement.