According to a press release, ‘no civilians were injured or killed in this air strike’.
The United States Africa Command (Africom) said it had killed 24 members of the Al Shabab armed group during an air strike.
In a statement on Thursday, Africom said that Wednesday’s air strike took place on a camp near Shebeeley, Hiran region in central Somalia.
“Precision strikes are part of our strategy. Strikes continue to help our partners make progress in their fight against the transnational terrorists who oppose peace in Somalia and the region,” said the director of US Africa Command Major General Gregg Olson.
According to the press release, “no civilians were injured or killed in this air strike”.
Al Shabaab has not responded as of yet to the claims.
Source: The Citizen