Six al-Shabaab militants had been killed by US airstrikes in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The US on Friday carried out an assault in Somalia that killed six al-Shabaab militants, the US Africa Command confirmed in a press release.

“Al-Shabaab is the largest and most lethal al-Qaeda network in the world and has proven both its willingness and ability to attack Somali, East African and American civilians,” AFRICOM mentioned within the assertion.

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US Africa Command known as the strike “self-defense” and it was carried out on the request of the Somali authorities.

AFRICOM disclosed that the preliminary evaluation confirmed that no civilians had been killed or injured.

That is the third such strike in 10 days, and it occurred in the identical space of ​​Somalia close to the city of Cadale, about 150 miles northeast of the capital Mogadishu.

The primary was on December 14 and AFRICOM mentioned seven al-Shabaab militants had been killed. The second assault got here three days later, killing eight al-Shabaab militants.

The US has continued to supply army assist to the Somali authorities since President Joe Biden in Could accredited a request from the Pentagon to redeploy US troops to the world in an effort to counter the terrorist group.

The approval to ship fewer than 500 troops was a reversal of a call to withdraw all US troops from the nation by 2020.

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