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Al-Shabaab Overruns Military Camp In Somali. US Claims 52 Militants Killed In Airstrikes (Photos)

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On January 19, Al-Shabaab militants overran a military camp in on the outskirts of the town of Kismayo, Somalia’s Lower Juba province. According to pro-militant sources, at least 15 pro-government fighters was killed in this attack.

Separately, Al-Shabaab carried out an attack on another military camp in the same province. The group claimed that it had killed up to 25 pro-government fighters.

On January 19, the US Africa Command stressed that US forces had conducted airstrikes on militant positions near Jilib, Middle Juba region killing 52 militants. Jubaland regional security minister Abdirashid Hassan Abdinur told state-run Radio Mogadishu that the number of killed from the al-Shabab side could be as high as 73.

There was no immediate Al-Shabaab comment on the death toll.

Photos of clashes between Al-Shabaab and government fighters.

Al-Shabaab Overruns Military Camp In Somali. US Claims 52 Militants Killed In Airstrikes (Photos)

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Al-Shabaab Overruns Military Camp In Somali. US Claims 52 Militants Killed In Airstrikes (Photos)

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Al-Shabaab Overruns Military Camp In Somali. US Claims 52 Militants Killed In Airstrikes (Photos)

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Al-Shabaab Overruns Military Camp In Somali. US Claims 52 Militants Killed In Airstrikes (Photos)

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Al-Shabaab Overruns Military Camp In Somali. US Claims 52 Militants Killed In Airstrikes (Photos)

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  • Tommy Jensen

    Degraded by the US Federal Government of Somalia?

  • Pave Way IV

    Al-Shabab? That would be the Saudi Wahhabi terrorist group intent on killing all the Sufi Sunni in Somalia – which is almost everyone there. Ignorant, useless AFRICOM exists in the same bizarro dimension of treason as CENTCOM:

    “…but the Saudis are our best butt buddy partners in fighting terrorism. It’s just a coincidence that they’ve been spreading and financing their Wahhabi Death Cult in Somalia that CREATED Al-Shabab. No relation at all…”

    All treasonous commanders in AFRICOM and CENTCOM should be stripped of their rank and U.S. citizenship, dishonerably discharged and then banned from ever stepping foot on U.S. soil again. Neither seems capable of doing their job: destroying Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Doha – the source of all Wahhabi terrorists and their financing. Your services are no longer needed, AFRICOM and CENTCOM. I guess U.S. citizens will have to wait until Russia goes in and finishes the job.