US: 50 terrorists killed in airstrike in Somalia
January 20, 2019 | World | No Comments|
(CNN)The US military said Saturday that an airstrike near the Jilib, Middle Juba Region of Somalia killed more than 50 al-Shabaab militants.
Al-Shabaab is an al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group.
US Africa Command, which oversees US military operations on the continent, said the airstrike was conducted “in response to an attack by a large group of al-Shabaab militants against Somali National Army Forces” on January 19. The US military said they “currently assess this airstrike killed fifty-two (52) militants” and that they assess that no civilians were killed or injured in the strike.