The Pentagon said on Sunday that the African command of the United States carried out an air strike on al-Shabaab terrorists in coordination with the Somali government.
The terrorists, two of whom were killed, were attacking Somali National Army forces near Buulobarde, a town about 135 miles north of Mogadishu.
No civilian casualties have been reported, according to an initial assessment by US Africa Command.
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The airstrike comes about three weeks after the US military launched an airstrike in Somalia that killed Abdullahi Nadir, one of the top leaders of what the Pentagon says is “the most kinetically active al-Qaeda network in the world. “.
“The US Africa Command, together with its partners, continues to act to prevent this malicious terrorist group from planning and conducting attacks on civilians,” the Pentagon said in a statement.
Earlier this month, the State Department also sanctioned five al-Shabaab leaders held responsible for terrorist attacks in Somalia and neighboring African countries.
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President Biden redeployed several hundred special operations troops to Somalia in May after former President Trump withdrew them in December 2020.