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US air strike on terrorist bases in Somalia, 30 Al Shabaab fighters killed

On Friday (January 20), the US military carried out a major attack in the Somali city, in which 30 Al Shabaab fighters were killed. Fighting is going on here between Somalia’s army and Al Shabaab fighters. This attack by the US Army took place near Galkad, 260 km north-east of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. According to the US Africa Command, no civilian was injured or killed in this attack. According to a defense official, US forces were not present on the ground at the time of the airstrike.

In May 2022, President Joe Biden approved the Pentagon’s request to redeploy US troops to the region in an effort to counter the terrorist group. Since then, the US has continued to support the Somali government.

US support for Somalia

“Somalia remains central to stability and security throughout East Africa,” the US military said in a statement on Saturday. Will continue.”

America’s major attacks in the last few months

According to CNN reports, the US military has carried out several strikes in the region in recent months, resulting in dozens of al-Shabaab casualties. Last October, a US strike killed two Al-Shabaab members some 218 kilometers northwest of Mogadishu. A later November attack killed 17 al-Shabaab fighters some 285 km northeast of Mogadishu. In late December, another US strike killed six al-Shabaab members near the town of Kadel.