United States’ airstrike in Somalia has killed at least 52 fighters of al-Shabaabm, involved in high profile bombing and other attacks in the capital, US military said. In a statement, U.S. Africa Command said airstrike was conducted in response to an attack by a large group of al-Shabaab militants against Somali National Army.
The US said Somali forces had come under attack by a “large group” of the al-Qaida-linked extremists as Al-Shabaab controls large parts of rural southern and central Somalia A Somali intelligence officer said al-Shabab had been amassing fighters for more than a week to launch a major attack against Somali and Kenyan forces in order to disrupt a planned offensive against the extremists.
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17 August, 2019