U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) conducted a second airstrike in Somalia this week, killing at least five terrorists of Al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based terror group affiliated with Al Qaeda, just one day after killing four other terrorists. The airstrike, which did not kill or injure any civilians or others, took place in Janaale, Somalia on yesterday.
“Our strikes are a key effort to combatting terror and helping to bring stability to Somalia,” said U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Miguel Castellanos, U.S. Africa Command deputy director of operations, in a statement to American Military News. “Not only do they degrade al-Shabaab’s ability to conduct violent activities in the region, but they illuminate the fighter network and impede the al-Qaida affiliated terrorist organization’s ability to recruit and export terrorism.”