Somalia—U.S. Conducts 1st Airstrike Against Al-Shabaab Since January

Military.Com | 07/21/2021

The U.S. has conducted its first airstrike against militant targets in Somalia since the beginning of the year, reports On Tuesday, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) aircraft struck a single target in Galkayo, about 430 miles (700 km) northeast of Mogadishu, according to a Defense Dept. spokeswoman. The strike supported Somali soldiers on the ground who were being attacked by Al-Shabaab fighters, she said. She declined to identify the aircraft involved, the ordnance used...

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