US forces conducted an air strike strike 30 miles southwest of Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital on Thursday. The strike killed 12 Shabaab terrorists, according to a US Forces Africa Command (AFRICOM) press release.
AFRICOM last targeted this area in early January, interdicting a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) intended for the capital.
The US has now conducted a total of 15 strikes in Somalia in 2018, all of which have targeted Shabaab, AFRICOM’s Major Karl J. Wiest told FDD’s Long War Journal.
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