U.S. airstrike kills Al-Shabaab militant in Somalia

Somalia Minister of information Eng. Abdirahman Omar Osman

Somalia Minister of information Eng. Abdirahman Omar Osman

The government will use all available resources, including foreign military support from our global partners in particular the United States of America and African forces (AMISOM).

The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said five airstrikes were conducted between November 9 and 12, killing 36 Al-Shabaab insurgents in central and southern Somalia and four IS fighters in northeast Somalia.

AMISOM peacekeeping mission is operated by the AU with the approval of the UN Security Council.

The Pentagon has said that U.S. forces had killed 40 Shabaab and Islamic State fighters in a series of strikes on Somalia that began late last week.

Africom said its special forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect Americans and to disable terrorist threats.

Osman said all airstrikes and offensive operations taking place in Somalia are well planned and "our leaders sought assurances that in attempts to avoid civilian casualties, all necessary precautions are taken prior to every airstrike".

H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), the Minister of Information of Somalia thanked Somali people for their support to military operations against terrorists and said "We can not thank enough the support of our people for saying enough is enough following the 14 October truck bomb attack in Mogadishu".

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