US Airstrike Kills Eight Al-Shabaab 'Terrorists' in Somalia

The United States military said in a statement that they killed eight Al-Shabaab “terrorists” and wounded two in an airstrike in Somalia on December 10.

United States Africa Command described the targeted individuals as explosives experts, adding that they were killed near the town of Jilib.

Lieutenant General Kirk Smith, the deputy commander of US Africa Command, said: “Al-Shabaab’s continuous attacks demonstrate its willingness to accept high numbers of civilian casualties …. The removal of terrorists involved in the making of explosives helps disrupt Al-Shabaab’s ability to conduct attacks of this nature.”

No civilians were assessed to have been killed or injured in the strike, the statement said. Credit: U.S. Africa Command via Storyful