Two Al-Shabaab fighters killed in airstrike in Lower Jubba-AFRICOM

The US army said Wednesday it killed two Al-Shabaab militants in an airstrike in the northwest of Kismayu.

The Africa Command (AFRICOM) noted the strike hit Al-Shabaab ‘insurgents after they attacked a Somali patrol northwest of Kismayo, Lower Juba Province, Somalia on Sept. 17. ‘

Report of the strike comes amid heightened military offensives by Somali National Army in the Lower Jubba. The military said Wednesday it killed 15 militants near Afmadow Tuesday in a joint offensive with Jubbaland state forces.

In a related development, SNA  forces killed a senior Al-Shabaab commander alongside a bombs expert in Hiiraan region Tuesday.

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