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U.S. military kills 3 Al-Shabaab militants in southern Somalia | Xinhuanet
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jacob Krone

U.S. military kills 3 Al-Shabaab militants in southern Somalia | Xinhuanet

The United States military said Wednesday its special forces conducted an airstrike against Al-Shabaab terrorists in southern Somalia on Monday, killing three militants.

The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said the airstrike which was conducted in cooperation with Somali government occurred in the vicinity of Jilib and no civilians were killed during the strike.

“In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike against Al-Shabaab militants on Feb. 19, in the vicinity of Jilib, Somalia, killing three terrorists,” Africom said in a statement.

“We assess no civilians were killed in this strike,” said Africom, which has in the past conducted counterterrorism airstrikes against the terror group in the Horn of Africa nation.

Source: U.S. military kills 3 Al-Shabaab militants in southern Somalia | Xinhuanet