US Aistrikes Target Al-Shabaab Radio

A US airstrike has destroyed radio station of the Al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Al-Shabaab, in southern Somalia.

According to pro-Al-Shabaab media, the airstrike destroyed Radio Andalus in Tiyeglow Bakool region.

The US Africa Command (Africom) confirmed carrying out airstrikes in the area but did not confirm destroying Al-Shabaab’s radio.

”Al-Shabaab has carried out deadly suicide and terror attacks in Somalia including the recent attack targeting Danab leadership as well as recent bombing campaigns that have displaced thousands of Somali civilians. We will continue to support our partners and disrupt al-Shabaab’s efforts,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Dagvin Anderson, Joint Task Force – Quartz commander.

“Our strike today combined with our partners’ efforts helps keep these violent extremists at bay.”

According to the command, no civilians were injured or killed as a result of the operation.

Since the beginning of the year, the U.S has conducted four airstrikes in Somalia targeting Al-Shabaab fighters and destroyed two Al-Shabaab radio stations and compounds.