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US airstrike kills Al-Shabaab militias in Lower Shabelle

Storyline:National News, Security

A joint operation by the US forces and the Somali forces conducted an airstrike targeting Al-Shabaab militias on June 5th in the vicinity of Tooratoorow area of Lower Shabelle Somalia.

“U.S. Africa Command has assessed that the airstrike killed one Al-Shabaab militia and confirmed no civilians were injured or killed in this airstrike,” read the statement

The strike, AFRICOM said was to stop Al-Shabaab taking advantage of safe havens from which they can build capacity and attack the people of Somalia.

In the month of May alone, AFRICOM conducted six strikes in Golis Mountains targeting ISIS militants in what could be seen as a move to tame the spread of the militant group further south though it already has tentacles in south-central regions including the capital Mogadishu.

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