U.S. airstrike kills 8 Islamic extremists in Somalia

Hawaii Intelligence Digest, 12 June 2017, 16:05 hrs, UTC, Post #227.



Accessed on 12 June 2017, 16:05 hrs, UTC.

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com via Associated Press.

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The shadow war against jihadist fighters continues in Africa, with the latest attack coming Sunday, 11 June 2017, at the hands of U.S. aircraft which targeted an al-Shabab facility about 185 miles south of the Somali capital of Mogadishu.  According to the Associated Press, at least 8 fighters were killed in the raid. Al-Shabab is believed to have close ties with Al-Qaeda and other extremist groups.

Somali officials tell the Associated Press that the latest attack will slow down al-Shabab attempts to take over the country:

“Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed confirmed the airstrike, saying that Somali and partner forces destroyed an al-Shabaab training camp near Sakow, in the Middle Juba region. He said such attacks would disrupt the group’s ability to conduct new attacks within Somalia.”

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