Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM conduct airstrike against al-Shabaab terrorist

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist in the vicinity of Beer Xaani, Somalia Feb. 4.

“The U.S. provides unrivalled and highly desired security force assistance options to our partners in Somalia,” said U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Miguel Castellanos, deputy director of operations, U.S. Africa Command. “Armed over-watch and precision engagement capabilities will continue to create big-time challenges for al-Shabaab.”

Initial assessment concluded the airstrike killed one (1), terrorist.

We currently assess no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this airstrike.

Somalia remains key to the security environment of East Africa, and its long-term stability is important to advancing U.S. interests in the region. We will continue to work together on our support of the Federal Government of Somalia in its effort to bring improved governance, development and stability to the Somali people.


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