US airstrike kills 5 militants in Somalia

Monday, February 20, 2023

The us says it has killed 5 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia for the duration of a joint operation with the Somali military.

The us Africa resist (Africom) mentioned the airstrike was carried out in Bacadweyne in central Somalia, about 460 km (285 miles) from the capital Mogadishu.

It mentioned preliminary assessments confirmed 5 militants had been killed however additional investigations had been persevering with. There have been no experiences of civilian casualties.

On Thursday, Somali authorities mentioned they’d killed greater than 300 al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia.

It comes as Somali federal troops, backed by the confused States, clan militia and African combination troops, proceed a counterinsurgency towards the al-Qaeda affiliate.

This has turned the tide in favor of Somali forces, who in current months have retaken titanic swaths of territory held by al-Shabab for years.

Somalia’s principal Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has made the combat towards al-Shabab his major precedence as he seeks to finish the group’s 15-year insurgency.

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