Somalia intelligence officials report suspected US airstrike

2017-12-12 17:30

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Mogadishu - A senior Somali intelligence official says a suspected US airstrike has largely destroyed a minibus travelling near a rebel-held village in southern Somalia.

The official says the strike by an unmanned drone occurred near Mubarak village in Lower Shabelle region late on Monday night. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

A second Somali intelligence official confirmed the airstrike, saying the vehicle might have been heading to the capital, Mogadishu, to carry out an attack.

There was no immediate comment from the US Africa Command.

The US military has carried out at least 30 airstrikes this year against the Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabaab and a small but growing presence of fighters linked to the Islamic State group.

Read more on:    al shabaab  |  somalia  |  east africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.