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US airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 7 extremists

Latest US airstrike in Somalia against al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab kills 7 extremists

Reported by: AP [ Published on: November 21, 2018 19:00 IST ]
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in central Somalia targeting al-Shabab that killed seven extremists.

The U.S. Africa Command statement says Tuesday's airstrike occurred in Quy Cad in the Mudug region. The strike was carried out a day after two other U.S. airstrikes killed 37 extremists with the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab.

Like the previous statement, this one says it believes no civilians were killed or injured.

The U.S. has carried out 33 airstrikes this year against al-Shabab, the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. The military says the airstrikes are aimed at reducing al-Shabab's ability to plan attacks, disrupting its leadership networks and limiting its freedom of movement in the Horn of Africa nation.

Al-Shabab often targets the capital, Mogadishu, and other cities with deadly bombings.

Disclaimer: This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Associated Press (AP) wire.

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