US airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab kills 7 extremists

2018-11-21 18:32
Map of Somalia. (iStock)

Map of Somalia. (iStock)

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 The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in central Somalia targeting al-Shabaab that killed seven extremists.

The US Africa Command statement says Tuesday's airstrike occurred in Quy Cad in the Mudug region. The strike was carried out a day after two other US airstrikes killed 37 extremists with the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab.

Like the previous statement, this one says it believes no civilians were killed or injured.

The US has carried out 33 airstrikes this year against al-Shabaab, the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. The military says the airstrikes are aimed at reducing al-Shabaab's ability to plan attacks, disrupting its leadership networks and limiting its freedom of movement in the Horn of Africa nation.

Al-Shabaab often targets the capital, Mogadishu, and other cities with deadly bombings.

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