US airstrike hits Al Shabaab camp in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia – US military says it has carried out an airstrike targeting an al Shabaab militant camp near Jili town in Midlle Juba region of Somalia.

The strike that was conducted on Feb. 17, destroyed a militant camp near the town, said, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Miguel Castellanos, deputy director of operations, U.S. Africa Command.

Castellanos says no civilians were injured or killed in the bombing.

“We’re working with our partners to adversely impact al-Shabaab’s operations and ability to attack our Somali and East African partners,” he added.

He says Somalia remains key to the security environment of East Africa, and its long-term stability is important to advancing U.S. interests in the region.