US airstrike kills one Al-Shabaab militant in Southern Somalia

The U.S. military said it killed one Al-Shabaab fighter in an airstrike conducted one airstrike in the vicinity of Buulo Fulaay Southern Somalia.

A statement from the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in coordination with the federal government and destroyed one compound during the airstrike conducted on late Wednesday.

An initial assessment by AFRICOM showed no civilians were injured or killed as a result of the operation conducted on

“This strike in Buulo Fulaay combined with recent strikes, shows our resolve and degrades al-Shabaab’s ability to threaten Somalia and its neighbors,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Dagvin Anderson.

Joint Task Force – Quartz commander. “Side by side with our partners, we plan to leave no safe place for al-Shabaab to hide.”

On the beginning of the new year, the US in partnership with the federal government killed three Al-Shabaab militants and wounded three others in two airstrikes conducted in Qunya Barow.

The two airstrikes which targeted Al-Shabaab in the vicinity of Qunya Barow also destroyed Al-Shabaab compound.