US Airstrike Kills Three Fighters Of al-Shabaab In Somalia

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On April 6, the US Army Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced in an official statement that it had destroyed a vehicle armed with a heavy machine gun and had killed three fighters of the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab group in an airstrike on the town of Jilib in the Middle Juba region, 240km south of the city of Mogadishu.

 

US Airstrike Kills Three Fighters Of al-Shabaab In Somalia

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AFRICO claimed that no civilians had been hurt in the airstrike and confirmed that it had been conducted in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia.

“US forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect US citizens and to disable terrorist threats,” AFRICOM added in its official statement.

The US had conducted seven airstrikes against al-Shabaab in Somalia since the beginning of 2018, according to AFRICOM. These airstrikes are usually conducted by unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs).

Despite of the increased number of the US airstrikes, al-Shabaab is still capable of carrying out large hit and run attacks across the country. The terrorist group attacked a joint base of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali Army northwest of Mogadishu on April 2. Pro-al-Shabaab sources claimed that 59 soldiers of AMISOM had been killed in the attack.

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  • Michał Hunicz

    What the hell happened to this country… Russia and China should clear that mess.

    • as

      It’s what happen when there’s treasure in the country and good money for MIC to make. African country intentionally keep from developing effective army and usable air force. But i predict multirole aircraft at f16 and f18 characteristics would be increasingly common and affordable for most developing country that the trends of supplying rebel and militants with small arms would be ineffective for it’s purpose. For regime change op they’ll be increasingly expensive with rudimentary air defense needed for basic militants capability and such hardware always a liability in the hands of uncontrollable groups.

  • Sinbad2

    Old American saying,
    If all else fails, kill everybody

    • as

      When all you got is a hammer every problem look like a nail.

  • Smaug

    Best news I’ve heard all day.

  • Michael Qiao

    3 niggers kill, made my day