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Six killed in Somali airstrikes

Somalia airstrikesThe US military killed six al Shabaab militants in Somalia when it launched two airstrikes against targets near Haradere in Galmudug state north-east of the capital, it said.

A weapons cache was destroyed in a second airstrike on Wednesday, the US military said. Another 37 militants were killed in two other airstrikes this week.

The United States ramped up operations in Somalia since last year after President Donald Trump loosened the rules of engagement. It conducted more than two dozen airstrikes to date this year.