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Air strike by US military kills eight Islamic extremists in Somalia

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.


By   |  Updated On : June 11, 2017 11:44 PM
Air strike by US military kills eight Islamic extremists in Somalia (Source: PTI)

Air strike by US military kills eight Islamic extremists in Somalia (Source: PTI)

Mogadhishu :  

An air strike conducted by the US military in Africa killed eight Islamic extremists at a rebel command and logistics camp in southern Somalia, 185 miles southwest of Mogadishu, the capital.

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

Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed confirmed the air strike, saying that Somali and partner forces destroyed an al-Shabaab training camp near Sakow, in the Middle Jubaregion.

Read more: Al-Shabab attack on Somalia military base kills nearly 70 people

He said such attacks would disrupt the group's ability to conduct new attacks within Somalia.

First Published: Sunday, June 11, 2017 11:28 PM

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