Somali troops advance closer toward major Al-Shabaab base
Al-Shabaab continues to pose a threat to the country's security and entire East Africa as the group raids Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The state-owned media said a new US military airstrike killed 13 fighters from the Al Shabaab militant group in a remote part of Somalia's Hiran region on Sunday.
U.S. forces, in coordination with the Somali government, launched the airstrike against the terrorists who attacked the Somali troops in an undisclosed area in the region, Somalia, the SNTV said.
Today around 2 PM local time, 13 Alshabab terrorists were killed and their hideouts were destroyed in a US airstrike to support the Somali National Army’s counterterrorism operations in Hiran region," the state media reported.
The state media cited unnamed officials who confirmed the airstrike. The US Africa command [AFRICOM] is yet to release a statement on the operation in Somalia. The announcement did not include further detail about the location.
It's the fourth airstrike against Al-Shabaab in Somalia this month alone. It seems that the US military stepped up drone strikes after Biden authorized last May the re-deployment of American troops to Somalia.
Al-Shabaab. an Al-Qaeda affiliate continues to pose a threat to the country's security and entire East Africa as the group raids Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda which has troops to Somalia.
The town is named after the famous notorious Labatan-Jirow prison where late dictator Mohamed Siad Barre used to imprison people accused of political crimes, and it is about 60 km away from Baidoa city.