U.S. military says strike kills four militants in Somalia

Last Updated: Dec 06 2018 10:42

NAIROBI: The military’s Africa Command (Africom) said the strike was carried out on Dec. 4.

The U.S military said it killed four militants in an air strike against al Shabaab militants in the vicinity of Awdheegle, Somalia, as part of its operations to support the government’s efforts to weaken the group.

Africom said in a statement, “The U.S. airstrike was conducted against militants after U.S. and partner forces came under attack,”

“We currently assess this airstrike killed four militants with no civilians involved.”

The United States carries out periodic air strikes in Somalia in support of a U.N.-backed government there, which has been fighting against an al Shabaab insurgency for years.