The US Africa Command announced that it had carried out three airstrikes, in agreement with the Somali government, against al-Shabaab militants who attacked National Army forces near the city of Baldwin yesterday.
A statement posted on the website of the leadership said that “in coordination with and with the support of the federal government of Somalia, the US Africa Command launched three air strikes against al-Shabaab terrorists who attacked Somali National Army forces near Beledweyne in August in Somalia. 9, 2022,” noting that “the initial assessment is that four al-Shabaab terrorists were killed in the strikes and no civilians were injured or killed.”
She stressed that “US forces are authorized to strike in defense of partner forces,” stressing that they and the Somali government are taking “significant measures to prevent civilian casualties, in contrast to the indiscriminate attacks that Al-Shabaab regularly launches against civilians.” population”.
“Both sides are committed to fighting al-Shabaab to prevent the killing of innocent civilians. Violent extremist organizations such as Al-Shabaab pose a long-term threat to Somali, regional and American interests,” she added.