US hits al-Shabaab

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MO­GADISHU: The US mil­i­tary has con­firmed its spe­cial forces con­ducted a suc­cess­ful col­lec­tive self-de­fence strike op­er­a­tion against an al-Shabaab troop con­cen­tra­tion in So­ma­lia on Sun­day and vowed to dis­man­tle the mil­i­tants.

The US Africa Com­mand vowed on Wed­nes­day to in­ten­sify its on­slaught to pro­tect people, in­clud­ing Amer­i­cans and its al­lies.

“We con­tinue to work in co-or­di­na­tion with our So­mali part­ners and al­lies to sys­tem­at­i­cally dis­man­tle al-Shabaab, and help achieve sta­bil­ity and se­cu­rity through­out the re­gion,” it said.

The airstrikes were about 480km south-west of Mo­gadishu. Xin­hua

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