United States Forces continues to pile pressure on Al-Shabaab terrorists who have destabilized Somalia for years.
Last week in coordinated operation, US forces and federal government forces conducted an airstrike near Al-Shabaab bastion of Jilib, Somalia killing three terrorists and destroying one technical vehicle mounted heavy machine gun.
In a statement US Africa Command, (AFRICOM) reiterated of their commitment in weeding out the Al-Qaeda (AQ) militants in Somalia. The statement reaffirmed US commitment together with AMISOM and Somali National Security Forces in combined counterterrorism operations aimed at eliminating Al-Shabaab.
There were no civilian casualties in this airstrike, according the statement.
Over the past few years, the militant group has lost a lot of strategic ground, which was used to control and commanding centre, both for their resources and for launching attacks.
The situation worsened further after divisions emerged in the group, after one faction pledged its allegiance to ISIS, while the other one backed Al-Qaeda terror group, resulting in infighting.
Despite this, the terrorists have managed to launch serious attacks, more so in Mogadishu.