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.