US confirms airstrike against Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

MOGADISHU: The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) on Thursday confirmed that African Union forces and US Advisors launched an airstrike against Al-Shabaab as part of counter-terrorism exercise on January 7.
AFRICOM said in a statement received on Thursday that the “self-defence strike” was conducted against an Al-Qaida-associated terrorist group in Gaduud, a town in north of Kismayo in southern Somalia, Xinhua news agency reported.
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Source: newindianexpress.com

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