US airstrike kills nine Al-Shabab militants in Somalia – US Africa Command

WASHINGTON, Up to nine Al-Shabab militants were killed in an airstrike conducted on Monday by US forces northeast of Kismayo, Somalia, US Africa Command announced Tuesday.

US Africa Command said in a statement “in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an airstrike after Al-Shabab militants attacked Somalian Government forces approximately 40 kilometers northeast of Kismayo, Somalia.” It added that it is assessed that nine militants were killed in the strike and one was wounded, noting “we currently assess no civilians were injured or killed in this airstrike.” It reiterated that US forces “will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect US citizens and to disable terrorist threats.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency