More US air strikes against al Shabaab


In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US Africa Command conducted another air strike targeting al-Shabaab militants in the Golis Mountains of Somalia on 26 May, the sixth air strike in the last month.

“Airstrikes create additional time and space for continued incremental progress in Somalia,” said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Huston, deputy director of operations, U.S. Africa Command. “The last few days presented opportunities to successfully reduce terrorist influence and activity.”

Africa Command said three militants were killed in the air strike on 26 May. An air strike on 24 May killed three militants, and two air strikes on 22 May killed four militants.