Friday, 17 August, 2018

Latest US airstrike kills 4 Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

US, Somali forces kill 4 members of al-Shabab in raid: report Al-Shabaab foreign fighter killed in Middle Shabelle
Kenny Thornton | 20 January, 2018, 19:59

A USA -backed operation by Somali special forces has freed 32 children who were kidnapped by militant group al-Shabab.

The Operation which SNA conducted took place at Jilyaale village in Middle Shabelle region, where Shabab were reportedly providing training to underage children.

There has been no comment from the US military, but the use of helicopters in the raid indicates USA involvement.

The US government said that "its committed to providing Somali, AMISOM and SNSF with support in the fight against violent extremist organizations".

It was also reported that a pro-al-Shabab website said Somali and American troops "massacred" schoolchildren and their teacher.

According to an eyewitness, at least 10 people including four children, the trainer and five other militants were killed during the raid. He said most of the children rescued are those who the militants abducted from nearby villages.

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"Al-Shabab bas once again demonstrated their barbarity and their complete disregard for human rights", the minister said.

The US military carried out more than 30 drone strikes a year ago in the long-chaotic Horn of Africa nation after President Donald Trump approved expanded military efforts against al-Shabab.

But it said no civilians were killed.

Meanwhile, The US forces in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia conducted an airstrike against the Shabab on Thursday killing at least 4, US Africa Command said.

Thursday's United States airstrike was the first since one early this month that killed two al-Shabab extremists and destroyed a vehicle carrying explosives, "preventing it from being used against the people in Mogadishu".

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