Several terrorists were killed in two separate airstrikes conducted by the U.S. and Somali military forces in northeastern Somalia on Friday.
The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said the first military strikes against the Islamic State (ISIS), occurred at approximately midnight with the second separate strike occurring at approximately 11 a.m.
“In coordination with the federal government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted two separate airstrikes against ISIS, in northeastern Somalia on Nov. 3, killing several terrorists,” Africom said .
Africom said in a statement on Friday night that the airstrikes against ISIS, which has developed a small presence in the Horn of Africa, aim to protect Americans and flush out terrorists. They were carried out under the authority given to Africom in March by U.S. President Donald Trump.
“We are currently assessing the results of the strike,” said Africom, warning that its forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect Americans and disable terrorist threats.
“This includes partnering with AMISOM and Somali National Security Forces (SNSF); targeting terrorists, their training camps and safe havens throughout Somalia, the region and around the world,” it said. Enditem