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US military says two Al Shabaab killed in Somalia air raid

The US military says it has killed two Al Shabaab fighters in drone strike carried out in Huley of Somalia’s Shabelle Region.

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. William West, U.S. Africa Command deputy director of operations says the strike killed two militants, saying it was executed in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia’s continued efforts to weaken al-Shabaab.

Somalia continues to eliminate al-Shabaab leadership, disrupt its communication efforts, and obstruct the group’s ability to terrorize the people of Somalia, according to  Gen. William West,

.Gen. William says The airstrike was one element of a larger strategy to support the Somali National Army (SNA) as it increases pressure on the terrorist network and its recruiting efforts in the region.

The attack comes a day after US military claimed to have killed eight other militants in air strike carried out near Awdhegle town, some 60km south of Somali capital Mogadishu



Abdi Aziz Hassan Ibrahim is , a somali veteran journalist based in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Twitter @mareegonline