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US airstrike kills two Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia – Africom

WASHINGTON, The US Africa Command (Africom) on Wednesday said that that “two terrorists” are believed to be killed in a “precision airstrike” conducted yesterday by the US military in Somalia.

“In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia’s continued efforts to weaken Al-Shabaab, US forces conducted an airstrike in the vicinity of Huley, Lower Shabelle Region, Somalia, on March 12,” said an Africom statement.

“Precision airstrikes like this remove al-Shabaab militants from the battlefield and support our partner’s efforts to increase pressure on the terrorist network,” said US Africa Command deputy director of operations William West.

“The Federal Government of Somalia continues to eliminate al-Shabaab leadership, disrupt its communication efforts, and obstruct the group’s ability to terrorize the people of Somalia,” West added.

“At this time, it is assessed this airstrike killed two terrorists. Also, at this time, it is assessed no civilians were injured or killed in this airstrike,” according to the statement.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

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