Suspected US drones have bombed al-Shabaab bases in several towns of southern Somalia amid infantry operations against the group’s fighters intensified.
According to Somali military officials, the airstrikes which have been taking place for the last 48 hours happened in Jilib, Sakow, Buale, Salagle towns which are controlled by al-Shabaab.
The officials confirmed existence casualties on the base saying the exact damage on the group is under assessment.
US military has not yet commented on the strike series on al-Shabaab bases in Jubba regions.
U.S. drone strikes have targeted a number of key al-Shabaab commanders, including former leader Ahmed Abdi Godane who was killed on September 1, 2014.
Al-Shabaab uses parts of southern and central Somalia to plot and carries out attacks against areas under control of Somali government targeting on civilians, Somali forces and African Union Mission in Somalia.
Somali and African Union peacekeeping forces have also intensified military operations against the group in south and central Somalia.