WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 06th February, 2019) US forces have carried out two precision airstrikes against Al-Shabab terrorists in Somalia over the past 48 hours, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a press release on Tuesday.
“In support of the Federal Government of Somalia‘s increased efforts to degrade Al-Shabab, US AfricaCommand conducted two airstrikes in separate engagements in the last 48 hours,” AFRICOM said. “These precision airstrikes support Somali partners’ ongoing efforts to reduce al-Shabaab safe havens, degrade the terrorists’ infrastructure, and destroy terrorist equipment.
The first airstrike on February 3 targeted militants in the area of Gandarshe, in the Lower Shebelle Region, AFRICOM said. The second attack on February 5 targeted the vicinity near Leego, in the Bay Region, it added.
“At this time, it was assessed no civilians were injured or killed in either airstrike,” AFRICOM said.