NAIROBI (Reuters) – The U.S. army stated it had killed two fighters from the al Shabaab militant group in an airstrike in a distant a part of Somalia’s southern Jubaland state on Sunday.
The US has been finishing up air strikes in Somalia to attempt to defeat al Shabaab, an al Qaeda franchise searching for to implement its interpretation of Islamic regulation and overthrow the nation’s Western-backed central authorities.
The strike came about close to Libikus within the Decrease Juba area, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) stated in a press release late on Monday.
“The command’s preliminary evaluation is that two al Shabaab terrorists have been killed in motion,” AFRICOM stated. “No civilians have been injured or killed given the distant nature of the place this engagement occurred.”
Rights activists have accused the USA of shrouding its Somalia operations in secrecy, probably undermining accountability for incidents involving civilian deaths.
(Reporting by Hereward Holland; Enhancing by Alexander Successful and Andrew Heavens)
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