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US military kills 6 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

IANS  |  Mogadishu 

The US on Wednesday said its special forces conducted an airstrike against terrorists in on Tuesday, killing six militants.

The US Command (Africom) said the airstrike, which was conducted in cooperation with Somali government, targeted an encampment in the vicinity of Yaaq Braawe, Bay region, reported.

"The encampment served as a staging area for terrorists in the region. We currently assess this airstrike killed six militants and destroyed one vehicle," Africom said in a statement.

The US Army, which has increased airstrikes in the Horn of nation in the recent past, said no civilians were injured or killed in the latest airstrike.

The US forces alongside Somali and forces have increased ground and air offensives against the militant group Al-Shabaab in the last few months.



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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 02:50 IST