13 Sep '17, 3pm

AFRICOM hits Shabaab with 3 'precision airstrikes' | FDD's Long War Journal

US Africa Command launched three “precision airstrikes” against Shabaab , al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia and East Africa, in southern Somalia earlier today. The US military has now targeted Shabaab forces five times and killed 10 jihadist fighters over the past week. AFRICOM did not provide the precise location of the three strikes, but said they took place “about 260 kilometers south of the capital Mogadishu.” The strike likely took place somewhere near Jilib, a known safe haven for Shabaab. The strikes took place “within a geographically-defined area in support of partner forces in Somalia,” according to AFRICOM. At the end of March, the Trump administration loosened the restrictions on the US military to use force against Shabaab after the Department of Defense noted that Shabaab has become more lethal and dangerous. Shabaab has killed hundreds of African Union and Somali...

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