52 militants killed in Somali air raid, US military says
The U.S. military on Saturday said it had carried out its deadliest airstrike in Somalia in months, killing 52 alShabab extremists after a “large group” mounted an attack on Somali forces.
The U.S. Africa Command said the airstrike occurred near Jilib in Middle Juba region. There were no reports of American casualties.
The U.S. statement did not say whether any Somali forces were killed or wounded by the al-Qaidalinked extremists. AlShabab via its Shahada news agency asserted that its attack on two Somali army bases killed at least 41 soldiers.