US military says two Al Shabaab killed by strikes in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia – US military says it has killed at least two Al Shabaab fighters in four air strikes carried out in south of Somalia.
The four air raids were separately conducted near Kunyow Barrow, Awdeegle, Janaale towns in south of Somalia, according to US Africom command.
The command says two militants were killed in the latest strikes in Somalia.
“Somali-led operations continue to place pressure on the al-Shabaab network, creating conditions for enhanced stability and security,” said in the statement.
“In addition to creating enhanced security, airstrikes help to disrupt al-Shabaab operations and the network while preventing future attacks by this terrorist group.”
The US military says airstrikes such as these complement their Somali partners’ successes against al-Shabaab, and are one component of their combined efforts to protect the Somali people from terrorism.
“These four airstrikes eliminated checkpoints and facilities used by al-Shabaab to collect illegal taxes to fund terrorist activities and to oppress the innocent people of Somalia.”
U.S. says its forces will use all effective and appropriate methods to assist in the protection of the Somali people, including partnered military counter-terror operations with the Federal Government of Somalia, AMISOM and Somali National Army forces.