Somalia: US Airstrike Kills 1 Al-Shabaab Personnel, Claims AFRICOM

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – US military has on Wednesday claimed killing one Al-Shabaab personnel in a drone strike it carried out in one of the group’s strongholds in south Somalia.

In a statement, US Africa Command said an airstrike was conducted in coordination with Somalia’s federal government in the vicinity of Buulo Fulaay town on Wednesday.

“Initial assessments indicate the strike killed one Al-Shabaab personnel and destroyed one compound,” AFRICOM statement reads.

There is no independent confirmation of AFRICOM’s claims and Al-Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabaab has not immediately commented on the news of the strike.

It comes a few days before nearly all US troops withdraw from the war-torn Horn of Africa nation ahead of Somalia’s elections slated for early 2021.

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