Somalia : US bombardments neutralize 60 militants

Somali special forces soldiers spent 14 weeks training with 10th Mountain Division logisticians in Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo : US Army Africa

NEWSROOM (ADV) – United States military said Tuesday its special forces conducted an airstrike in the vicinity of Harardhere town in Mudug region of central Somalia on Oct. 12, killing 60 al-Shabab terrorists.

The United States Africa Command (Africom) which oversees American troops on the African continent said this airstrike was the largest airstrike against the militants since November 21, 2017, when American forces killed about 100 terrorists in an airstrike against the insurgents’ camp.

“We currently assess this airstrike killed approximately 60 terrorists. We also currently assess this airstrike did not injure or kill any civilians,” Africom said in a statement.

Africom has vowed to work with its partners to transfer the responsibility for lasting security from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to the Somali government and its member states.

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