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US airstrike kills 6 Al-Shabaab militants in southern Somalia-AFRICOM

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Six Al-Shabaab militants were killed yesterday in a US airstrike in the vicinity of Yaaq Braawe, Bay Region, Somalia, US military has said.

AFRICOM said in a statement that airstrike it also destroyed one vehicle in the strike in Barawe of Bay region.

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Forces conducted an airstrike against Al-Shabaab militants at Baraawe, killing five (6) terrorists and destroying one (1) vehicle.

“In particular, the group uses portions of southern and central Somalia to plot and direct terror attacks, steal humanitarian aid, extort the local populace to fund its operations, and shelter radical terrorists,” AFRICOM said.

The strike comes a day after another strike which killed another 6 militants was conducted at Lower Shabelle region.

In adding that based on its assessment, no civilian was killed during the hellfire attack which now adds to the third airstrike attack since the beginning of the year.

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