Four Al-Shabab fighters killed in U.S. airstrike near Mogadishu

Al-Shabab fighters. [File Photo]
Mogadishu-(Puntland Mirror) Four fighters of Al-Shabab militant group were killed in U.S. airstrike in southern Somalia.

The strike occurred about 74 miles northwest of Mogadishu on Thursday, the U.S. military’s Africa Command said in a statement on Friday.

No civilians were killed in the attack, the statement added.

“U.S. forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect U.S. citizens and to disable terrorist threats.” AFRICOM said.

The U.S. increased its attacks against Al-Shabab since President Donald Trump gave more powers to AFRICOM to carry out strikes targeting the armed group in Somalia.

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