Ethiopian airstrike kills 70 ex­trem­ists

The Dallas Morning News - - World -

AD­DIS ABABA, Ethiopia — An airstrike car­ried out by Ethiopia’s air force killed about 70 al-Shabab ex­trem­ists in neigh­bor­ing So­ma­lia, state me­dia re­ported.

The state-af­fil­i­ated Fana Broad­cast­ing Corp. said the strike was meant to thwart an al-Shabab at­tack on an Ethiopian con­tin­gent of the multi­na­tional African Union force.

There is no im­me­di­ate com­ment from So­mali au­thor­i­ties.

Kenya, an­other mem­ber of the AU mis­sion, also has car­ried out airstrikes against alQaeda-linked al-Shabab, and the U.S. mil­i­tary has car­ried out at least 22 airstrikes against the ex­trem­ist group this year.

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