31 Jul '17, 2pm

US military kills Shabaab fighter in 'kinetic strike' | FDD's Long War Journal

has recorded 35 such operations against Shabaab or the Islamic Courts since 2006 (see list below). The number of US military operations in Somalia may well be higher, however, it has been difficult to track strikes against Shabaab as there are multiple actors involved in targeting the group, including Kenyan and Ethiopian sources. The US military has not released statements for every encounter. Additionally, for a long period of time, Iranian news outlets muddied the waters by attributing nearly every action against Shabaab in southern Somalia as a US drone strike. Verifiable press reporting has also been inconsistent.

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/07/us-militar...

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