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8 Alshabaab Militants Killed In US Airstrike
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8 Alshabaab Militants Killed In US Airstrike

At least 8 Alshabaab militants were killed in the latest US airstrikes targeting the group in Gandarshe, Somalia in Saturday. "We currently assess this airstrike killed eight (8) militants with no civilians involved" a statement from the USAfricom partly read. "This airstrike was conducted in close coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia to degrade al-Shabaab’s freedom of movement and to increase pressure on the terrorist network" it added. "Alongside our Somali and international partners, we are committed to preventing al-Shabaab from taking advantage of safe havens from which they can build capacity and attack the people of Somalia" USAfricom stated. At least 40 US airstrikes have been reported in Somalia in 2018.