Al-Shabaab militant killed in US airstrike

US airstrike in Middle Jubba region of Somalia has killed one al-Shabaab militant.

The Africa command said the attack in Dujuuma was conducted in coordination with the Federal government of Somalia on Monday.

“In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist in the vicinity of Dujuuma, Somalia, Dec. 16.”

AFRICOM press release further confirmed that there was no civilian casualty during the target.

“Initial assessment concluded the airstrike killed one terrorist,

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

Pentagon reiterated its commitment to closely work with the Federal Government of Somalia and its international partners in the fight against armed group al-Shabaab.

“U.S. Africa Command will continue to work with its partners to transfer the responsibility for long-term security in Somalia to the Federal Government of Somalia and its Member States.” Adding “In support of the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces will use all effective and appropriate methods to assist in the protection of the Somali people, including partnered military counterterrorism operations with the Federal Government of Somalia and Somali National Army forces.”

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