Another US air strike in Somalia


The US military killed 24 militants in an air strike on Wednesday in the vicinity of Shebeeley in central Somalia.

The military’s Africa Command (Africom) said in a statement no civilians were believed killed or injured in the air strike in the Hiran region.

The attack comes less than two weeks after a strike that killed 52 Islamists who attacked a Somali military base.

Al Shabaab retains a strong presence in parts of southern and central Somalia. The US military stepped up air strikes over the last year in support of a UN-backed government fighting the Shabaab insurgency.