US airstrike kills 8 Islamic extremists in Somalia

2017-06-11 21:40
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Mogadishu - The US military in Africa says it carried out an airstrike in southern Somalia that killed eight Islamic extremists at a rebel command and logistics camp, 300km southwest of Mogadishu, the capital.

A US military statement said the attack happened on Sunday morning. There was no immediate comment on the airstrike from Somalia's homegrown extremist group, al-Shabaab, which is allied to al-Qaeda.

Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed confirmed the airstrike, saying that Somali and partner forces destroyed an al-Shabaab training camp near Sakow, in the Middle Juba region. He said such attacks would disrupt the group's ability to conduct new attacks within Somalia.

Read more on:    al shabaab  |  somalia  |  east africa

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