U.S. claims responsibility for strike in north-northwest of Mogadishu

The US has carried air strikes against al-Shabaab militants who were attacking Somali National Army forces near Cadale in the southern Middle Shabelle region on Nov. 3, 2022.

The US Africa Command said in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, said it conducted an airstrike against the al-Shabaab militant network in Somalia on Thursday.

Africa Command said “alongside its partners, it will continue to take action to prevent this group from planning and conducting attacks on civilians.”

U.S. Africa Command said no civilians were killed or injured during the air trike.

´´U.S. Africa Command takes great measures to prevent civilian casualties. Protecting civilians remains a vital part of the command’s operations to promote a more secure and stable Africa.´´ read part of a statement from the US Africa Command.

The airstrike was first confirmed by the Somali Government through the defence military spokesman Abdullahi Ali Anod on Friday.

“Government forces have targeted the militants at a place they were regrouping in preparation for an offensive against bases of our allied forces,” Anod said.

The airstrikes have been helpful in the fight against the insurgent group which has about 7000 armed men, fighting for their cause.

The group has carried out numerous attacks including double car Bomb attacks last week targeting the headquarters of the ministry of education in Mogadishu.

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