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Friday, January 31, 2020

U.S. Confirms Bombing Deadly African Terror Group

The United States military today conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist in the vicinity of Jilib, Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command informed Opera News this evening.

“Airstrikes extend the reach and influence of government while creating conditions for development and a better future for Somalis.” U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Bradford Gering, deputy director of operations, U.S. Africa Command said in an email sent to Opera News. “Reducing the influence and plans of al-Shabaab benefits Somalis as well as the broader international community.”

AFRICOM said the airstrike killed one al-Shabaab terrorist and that no civilians were hurt.

"U.S. Africa Command will continue to work with its partners to transfer the responsibility for long-term security in Somalia to the Federal Government of Somalia and its Member States," the military commander said

"In support of the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces will use all effective and appropriate methods to assist in the protection of the Somali people, including partnered military counterterrorism operations with the Federal Government of Somalia and Somali National Army forces," AFRICOM added.

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