The U.S. causes conducted an airstrike on Monday near to Jilib, Somalia, killing 1 militant, the U.S. Africa Command stated on Saturday.
Africom stated it is actually assessment had shown that no civilians were killed on injured in the airstrike.
“Airstrikes like these are conducted to degrade al-Shabaab’s routines in the region that disrupt the safety and also security of the Somali people,” stated Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert A. Huston, deputy director of operations, U.S. Africa Command.
Africom pledged to keep on working together with Somali forces to shot the country of terrorists, even as it prepares for the exit of foreign troops.
The U.S. Africa Command will remain to work with it is partners to transfer the responsibility for lasting security in Somalia from AMISOM to the Federal Government of Somalia and also it is the Member States.
In support of the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces will use all effective and also appropriate methods for help in the protection of the Somali people, including partnered military counterterrorism operations with the Federal Government of Somalia, AMISOM, and also Somali National Army forces,” Africom stated.