03 Aug '18, 6pm

US airstrike hits Shabaab north of Mogadishu

The US military killed four Shabaab terrorists in an airstrike 74 miles northwest of Mogadishu yesterday. This is the first strike that the U.S. Forces Africa Command (AFRICOM) has publicly announced in two months. “We currently assess no civilians were injured or killed in this airstrike,” according to the AFRICOM press release that announced the operation. AFRICOM also noted that Shabaab, which is al Qaeda’s branch in East Africa, continues to maintain both “training camps” and “safe havens throughout Somalia and the region.” The US military has launched 19 strikes against Shabaab in 2018, Major Karl J. Wiest of AFRICOM Media Relations said in an email to FDD’s Long War Journal . The military is on pace to match or exceed last year’s strike total of 31, a record high in the decade-long air campaign that has primarily focused on Shabaab and its predecessor, the Islamic Co...

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