09 Jun '18, 1pm

BREAKING: One US special operations member killed, several wounded in attack in Somalia

BREAKING: One US special operations member killed, several wounded in attack in Somalia

One U.S. special operations member was killed and four others were wounded in an attack by al-Shabab militants Friday in southern Somalia. A partner force service member also was wounded in the attack in Jubaland, Somalia, U.S. Africa Command announced Friday. One of the four wounded U.S. troops received sufficient medical care in the field, while the three others and the wounded partner force member were medically evacuated, AFRICOM said. The combined force of Somali, Kenyan and American troops came under mortar and small-arms fire about 2:45 p.m. local time. About 800 Somali and Kenyan forces were conducting a multi-day operation about 220 miles southwest of Mogadishu when the attack occurred, AFRICOM said. Their goal was to “clear al-Shabab from contested areas, liberate villages from al-Shabab control, and establish a permanent combat outpost designed to increase the s...

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