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US military targets al Qaeda's branch in Somalia | FDD's Long War Journal

US military targets al Qaeda's branch in Somalia | FDD's Long War Journal

US Africa Command launched an airstrike against Shabaab , al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia and East Africa, in southern Somalia yesterday. The US military has now targeted Shabaab forces using air power at least 14 times this year. AFRICOM did not provide the precise location of attack, but said it “occurred in the Bay Region of Somalia, about 100 miles west of the capital, Mogadishu.” Additionally, AFRICOM said that “several militants” were killed but did not disclose the exact number. In its press release, AFRICOM noted that Shabaab “has pledged allegiance to al Qaeda and is dedicated to providing safe haven for terrorist attacks throughout the world.” Additionally, Shabaab “has publicly committed to planning and conducting attacks against the US and our partners in the region.” The US State Department, in its Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 , said that Shabaab has prosper...

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