US Drone Strike Kills More Than 100 Al-Shabab in Somalia * somalia, World News and Opinion.
Mareeg Media

US Drone Strike Kills More Than 100 Al-Shabab in Somalia

PENTAGON — A U.S. military drone strike has killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants in Somalia, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said.

Military officials told VOA that Tuesday’s strike hit an al-Shabab training camp in the country’s Bay region, about 200 kilometers northwest of the capital, Mogadishu.

“It’s obvious from what we were seeing that these were militants,” AFRICOM spokesman Lieutenant Commander Anthony Falvo told VOA.

The U.S. military said the strike was conducted in coordination with the Somali government to help Somalia address threats within its territory while targeting the al-Qaida affiliate’s safe havens, which could be used to plan terror attacks across the globe.

The United States has carried out roughly 30 strikes against al-Shabab this year. Earlier this month, U.S. forces killed several militants in a drone strike in the Lower Shabelle region, about 30 kilometers north of Mogadishu. Source voa

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Comments are closed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More somalia, World News and Opinion.