US says new strike kills 3 Al Shabaab in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia – The U.S. military says it has carried out a new air strike targeting an al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab group in Golis Mountains of Somalia’s Puntland region.
The strike was carried out on Friday in coordination with the government of Somalia, said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Huston, deputy director of operations, U.S. Africa Command.
Robert Huston says three militants were killed in the latest air strike in Somalia.
He says airstrikes such as these support Somali security forces efforts to protect the Somali people from terrorism while creating opportunities for increased governance to take hold.
The Golis Mountains are a known area for al-Shabaab camps and ongoing fighting between al-Shabaab and ISIS-Somalia.
Robert Huston added that no civilian was killed or injured in the air raid.
However, U.S. says it will continue working with Somali government, in a bid to weaken the al Qaeda linked Al Shabab.