Up to four “terrorists” killed in US airstrike in Somalia – US Africa Command

WASHINGTON, US forces, in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia conducted on Sunday a “collective self-defense” airstrike targeting al-Shabaab militants in the vicinity of Araara, Somalia during which four “terrorists” were killed, it was announced Monday.

US Africa Command said in a statement that currently it is assessed that “no civilians were injured or killed in this airstrike.” “The airstrike was conducted after partner forces came under small arms fire. No US service members were present on the ground during this Somali-led operation,” it affirmed.

It stressed that US forces “will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect U.S. citizens and to disable terrorist threats.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency