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World US says airstrike in Somalia kills 27 al-Shabab extremists

22:16  04 june  2018
22:16  04 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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In this Oct. 30, 2009 file photo, al-Shabab fighters sit on a truck as they patrol in Mogadishu, Somalia. © AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor In this Oct. 30, 2009 file photo, al-Shabab fighters sit on a truck as they patrol in Mogadishu, Somalia. MOGADISHU, Somalia — The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in northern Somalia that killed 27 al-Shabab extremists.

The statement issued Monday by the U.S. Africa command said it assesses that no civilians were killed in the attack on Sunday about 26 miles southwest of Bosasso, the commercial capital of the semiautonomous Puntland state. The area has recently seen attacks on local forces by extremists aligned with the Islamic State group.

The Trump administration approved expanded military operations against extremists in Somalia, including al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaida and was blamed for the truck bombing in Mogadishu in October that killed more than 500 people.

Why America Needs To Get Out Of ‘Africa’s Afghanistan’ In Somalia .
With well more than 7,000 troops on the continent, the United States has troops in 50 of Africa’s 54 countries, and is conducting combat missions in roughly 20 African countries. On the other side of Africa, our operations in Niger have run into significant trouble, which is chiefly what sparked the Pentagon’s reevaluation. A report determined that the Niger mission leading to four American deaths failed on account of poor planning, and after the Nigerian troops supporting the Americans turned tail and ran.

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