MOGADISHU, (Xinhua) --
A U.S. airstrike killed one terrorist in northeastern
Somalia on Monday, military officials said.
Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement the U.S.
forces conducted the airstrike in coordination with the
Somalia government at about 3 p.m. local time.
coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia,
U.S. forces conducted an airstrike against ISIS, in
northeastern Somalia on Nov. 27, killing one terrorist,”
AFRICOM said, referring to the Islamic State (IS) terror
military vowed to sustain airstrikes by using all
authorized and appropriate measures to protect Americans
and to disable terrorist threats by partnering with
African Union and Somali security forces.
political and security goals in Somalia are the same—a
reconstituted Somali state at peace internally and able
to address all threats within its territory,” it said.
carried out a series of drone strikes in the past month
in Somalia, targeting IS and Al-Shabaab fighters as the
African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeeping
mission prepares to exit the country.
AMISOM forces have also intensified military operations
against the insurgents, flushing them in their Lower and
Middle Shabelle region bases amid an expected recall of
1,000 African Union troops by end of December.