US drones hit al-Shabaab base in southern Somalia

US military has bombed al-Shabaab bases in its strong town of Jilib town in southern Somalia.

According to a statement by Somali military, drones belonging US military have destroyed a camp in Jilib town.

“In the early morning of 29 January, The Federal Government of #Somalia in coordination with and supported by the US Government, conducted an airstrike inside the al-Shabaab-controlled city of Jilib. One al-Shabaab occupied compound was destroyed in the strike,” the statement reads in part.

The attack comes barely two days after U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist in same vicinity.

U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Bradford Gering, deputy director of operations, U.S. Africa Command said “Reducing the influence and plans of al-Shabaab benefits Somalis as well as the broader international community.”

“Airstrikes extend the reach and influence of government while creating conditions for development and a better future for Somalis.”

The airstrike concluded killed terrorist.

According to statement, US assessed no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this airstrike.

U.S. Africa Command pledged it 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.


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