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US says airstrikes in Somalia kill 6 al-Shabab members

AP  |  Mogadishu 

The US military says it has carried out three "precision airstrikes" in southern Somalia that killed six members of the al-Shabab extremist group.

A US Command statement says the strikes occurred Wednesday morning about 260 kilometers south of the capital, Mogadishu. The statement, unlike previous ones, does not give more information on the location of the strikes.

The US military has carried out several airstrikes against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab in the Horn of nation since President Donald Trump approved expanded military operations against the group.

The US says the latest strikes were carried out in coordination with Somalia's

The US last week announced that two separate drone strikes had killed four al-Shabab members.

Al-Shabab has become the deadliest Islamic extremist group in

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 18:57 IST