US airstrikes kill six terrorists
IN CONJUNCTION with the Somali government, US forces conducted three precision airstrikes against al-Shabaab 260km south of Mogadishu, killing six terrorists.
The US State Department said the operation was granted within the parameters of an order issued by US President Donald Trump.
Al-Shabaab has pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda. It has publicly committed to conducting attacks against the US and its partners in the region.