U.S. military says kills 2 al-Shabab terrorists in Somalia

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Xinhuanet
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Li Jiayao
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2019-02-25

MOGADISHU, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- The United States military said on Sunday it conducted four airstrikes in southern Somalia on Saturday, killing two al-Shabab terrorists.

The four airstrikes were conducted separately around Kunyow Barrow, Awdeegle, and Janaale, and eliminated checkpoints and facilities used by al-Shabab, the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement.

No civilians were injured or killed in these airstrikes, the statement said.

AFRICOM said those strikes complement its Somali partners' successes against al-Shabab, and are one component of its combined efforts to protect the Somali people from terrorists.

"Somali security forces continue to effectively target al-Shabab forces in order to increase the span of governance of the Federal Government of Somalia," the statement said.

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