UPDATE: Suspected US strike kills 40 Al Shabaab in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia – A suspected US air strike targeting Al Shabaab in Somalia has left dozens dead, according Somali intelligence.
In a statement released by the intelligence said the strike killed 40 Al Shabaab militants in Farsoley area near Qoryoley town.
It is unclear who carried out the bombing.
But, US military has carried out 10 air strikes against Al Shabaab this year in Somalia.
Qoryoley, a town lies some 120km southwest of the capital of Mogadishu. It has once been under the brutal rule of the Al Shabaab for five years.
But, Somali army backed by African Union troops re-captured the town from Al Shabaab on 22nd March 2014 following joint military operation.
Many of the al Shabaab’s commanders fled towards the town following a string of defeats by the the coalition forces, according to statement released by African Union mission in Somalia.
The capture of Qoryooley was also critical for African Union mission (AMISOM) future operations to liberate the port city of Baraawe where was ruling by Al Shabaab.
The Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab remains unavailable to comment on the air raid near Qoryoley town in Somalia.