US Started Conducting Airstrikes Against ISIS In Somalia

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US Started Conducting Airstrikes Against ISIS In Somalia

On November 3, the US Army Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced in an official statement that American warplanes conducted two airstrikes against positions of ISIS in Somalia. AFRICOM said that several ISIS fighters were killed in the two airstrikes.

“U.S. forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect Americans and to disable terrorist threats. This includes partnering with AMISOM and Somali National Security Forces (SNSF); targeting terrorists, their training camps and safe havens throughout Somalia, the region and around the world,” AFRICOM said in its statement.

Meanwhile, the chairman of Qandala town, Jama Mohamed Qurshe told Voice Of America Agency that six missiles hit a base of ISIS in Buqa village, 60 kilometers south of Qandala town in the. Furthermore, a US official revealed to the CNN the strikes were carried out by an Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV).

The Somali National News Agency said that this the first time the US conduct airstrikes against ISIS in the country. Perversely, the US conducted dozens of airstrikes in Somalia against the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab group.

The US airstrikes in Somalia could be linked to US president Donald Trump statement on November 3, when he promised that the US Army will hit ISIS “10 times harder” as a respond to Manhattan attack on October 31.

The US may also seek to boost its presence in the African Horn in order to expad its control over the strategic Gulf of Aden. The influence of the US and the Saudi-led block are steadily decreasing there because of a failed military campaign in Yemen and the growing Chinese military presence in the region.

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  • The Farney Fontenoy

    “AFRICOM said that several ISIS fighters were killed in the two airstrikes.”
    Thing is these “ISIS fighters” often turn out to be innocent civilians. Not that Trump will give a rat’s ass.
    I’m having to remove a lot of ‘Love Trump’ nuts from my SocMed accounts, they seem blind to the fact he a War President™ puppet just like any other.

    • Brother Ma

      Dont you love how the press release says to ” protect all americans”. Not a mention of all other people much less uncle sam’s western allies.!

      After all, uncle sam’ allies dont all have oceans to protect them from headchopper repercussions do they?

  • You can call me Al

    Oh, you miss the bigger picture -Which Country supports and funds the baddies ?

  • eric zweistein

    Somalia, of course, has been on Zion’s ‘seven countries in five years’ hit list going back to 911.

  • ruca

    I think you mean air drops.

  • Don’t read butthurt replies

    Not even their mothers would believe this BS.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    USA depopulation agenda drags on.This time with most poorest and hungry Somalians.USA safe ISIS in Syria and Iraq and kill poor civilians on the other hand under fake ISIS name.New weapons testing ground also created.

    • Brother Ma

      Usa just flexing muscles.its pals isis are almost gone in syria and now uncle sam just wants to show off in front of china’s new naval base in djibouti.