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U.S. Conducts Airstrike in Support of the Federal Government of Somalia

April 3, 2018

No civilians were killed in this airstrike 

STUTTGART, Germany, April 3, 2018,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Forces conducted an airstrike against Al-Shabaab militants near El Burr, Somalia, the afternoon of April 1, killing five (5) terrorists and destroying one (1) vehicle.

We assess no civilians were killed in this airstrike.

U.S. forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect U.S. citizens and to disable terrorist threats. This includes partnering with AMISOM and Somali National Security Forces (SNSF) in combined counterterrorism operations and targeting terrorists, their training camps, and their safe havens throughout Somalia and the region.

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of Africa Regional Media Hub.

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