KISMAYU (Halbeeg News) – At least nine Al-Shabaab fighters were killed in U.S. airstrike in Southern Somalia, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.
In a statement, U.S. African Command said the fighters were killed in bombardment during a gun battle between the Somali forces backed by U.S. and Al-Shabaab fighters.
According to the statement, the attack was carried out on Monday in an area which lies approximately 40km (25 miles) northeast of Kismayu, the interim capital of Jubbaland state.
“We currently assess no civilians were injured or killed in this air strike”, the statement said.
The U.S. has conducted more than 25 such airstrikes in Somalia this year.