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43 Al-Shabaab militants reportedly killed in Friday airstrike

Storyline:National News, Security

GOOBJOOG NEWS|LOWER JUBA: A U.S. airstrike on an Al-Shabaab meeting in the Lower Juba region on Friday killed 43 militants, sources said.

State news agency, SONNA reported Monday that the airstrike that targeted a meeting of Al-Shabaab members in Jamaame eliminated a senior al-Shabaab figure identified as Aden Abdirahman Aden and his Deputy Idiris Abdirahim Nur.

SONNA, which quoted an SNA officer added that the militants were planning to attack Barsanguni military base which hosts Somali National Army and Jubaland State Forces.

Neither has the U.S Africa Command, AFRICOM and Somali government commented on the development.

The last US airstrike was on June 1 in the outskirts of Kismayo which AFRICOM said killed three militants.