Mo­gadishu airstrikes

Pretoria News - - WORLD -

IN CO-OR­DI­NA­TION with the So­mali gov­ern­ment, US forces con­ducted three pre­ci­sion airstrikes against al-Shabaab 260km south of Mo­gadishu in So­ma­lia, 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 and is ded­i­cated to pro­vid­ing safe havens for ter­ror­ist at­tacks through­out the world. The group has pub­licly com­mit­ted to plan­ning and con­duct­ing at­tacks against the US and its part­ners in the re­gion.

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