US Carries Out Airstrike In Somalia, Africa Against al-Shabaab Terrorists
AFRICOM: "At the request of the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted a collective self-defense airstrike in a remote area near Hareeri Kalle".
SOMALIA - USAFRICOM has released a statement that said the U.S. Africa Command carried out a “collective self-defense” airstrike in a remote area near Hareeri Kalle, located about 15 minutes south of Galcad, Somalia against al-Shabaab terrorists in support of the Somalian National Army.
The statement said that the Somalian military was engaged by the terrorist organization when U.S. Africa Command carried out the airstrike on al-Shabaab militants.
According to an assessment by AFRICOM and the Somali National Army, the U.S. airstrike killed 5 al-Shabaab terrorists. The statement also said that “no civilians were injured or killed” in the airstrike.
“U.S. Africa Command takes great measures to prevent civilian casualties. Protecting civilians remains a vital part of the command’s operations to promote a more secure and stable Africa,” it said.