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52 al-Shabab militants killed in Somalia: US military | Somalia news



The US military said an air strike in southern Somalia killed at least 52 al-Shabab fighters in response to an attack on the day that at least eight Somali soldiers died.

A US-Africa-Kommando In a statement of Saturday it is said that the strike occurred near Jilib in the region Mitteljuba.

Jubaland Regional Security Minister Abdirashid Hassan Abdinur told state radio Mogadishu that the death toll from al-Shabab could reach 73.

There was no immediate opinion from al-Shabab on the death toll.

At least eight Somali soldiers were killed on Saturday when al-Shabab fighters overran a military camp on the outskirts of Kismayo City.

Reportedly, the heavily armed fighters launched a morning attack on the military camp, followed by a violent firefight that lasted hours.

Al-Shabab claimed he killed 1

5 Somali soldiers.

The incident occurred a day after al-Shabab sa He had attacked Ethiopian troops in Somalia in an ambush on the road between the capital Mogadishu and the southwestern city of Baidoa.

Since 2017, the US military has tightened the airstrikes against the armed group.

Al-Shabab controls large parts of the rural and southern center of Somalia and continues to conduct high-profile attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere.

Al-Shabab forces fight Tuesday for the overthrow of the internationally-backed government in Mogadishu.

She also carried out a deadly attack in neighboring Kenya, which she routinely targeted since Nairobi sent troops into Somalia.

Four armed men and a suicide bomber left 21 dead and injured in Nairobi


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