“U.S. Conducts Airstrike in Support of the Federal Government of Somalia
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at approximately 10:30 a.m. local Somalia time, killing more than 100 militants.
NEW: U.S. airstrike northwest of Mogadishu, Somalia today killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants, AFRICOM says. It's the 29th U.S. strike in Somalia since the start of 2017. pic.twitter.com/D1MzkFnlFr
— ABC News (@ABC) November 21, 2017
The operation occurred 125 miles northwest of the capital, Mogadishu.
Al-Shabaab has pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda and is dedicated to providing safe haven for terrorist attacks throughout the world. Al-Shabaab has publicly committed to planning and conducting attacks against the U.S. and our partners in the region.
U.S. forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect Americans and to disable terrorist threats. This includes partnering with AMISOM and
Somali National Security Forces (SNSF); targeting terrorists, theft training camps and safe havens throughout Somalia, the region and around the world.”