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US Pounds Somali Terrorists With 46 Airstrikes Thus Far In 2020

US forces in Somalia hit the Al-Shabaab terrorist group 46 times from the air in the first eight months of the year, Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a press release on Friday

by UrduPoint Aug 31st 2020 ยท 1 min read
US Pounds Somali Terrorists With 46 Airstrikes Thus Far In 2020

WASHINGTON - US forces in Somalia hit the Al-Shabaab terrorist group 46 times from the air in the first eight months of the year, Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a press release on Friday."US Africa Command continues to train Somali forces and support operations with precision airstrikes.

In 2020, US Africa Command has conducted 46 airstrikes to degrade the Al-Shabaab terrorist network," the release said.The release provided no details, however, AFRICOM typically reports each airstrike with a separate press release, as with three aerial attacks on terrorist targets announced since August 20.US efforts to defeat Al-Shabaab, an affiliate of the al-Qaeda terror group (banned in Russia), have been shrouded in secrecy, however media reports indicate that about 500 American forces are based in the East African nation.

last updated: 2020-08-31@02:08