US confirms Somali Al-Shabaab strike


U.S has confirmed, in a release, the strike against the Al-Shabaab terrorist group training camp in Mogadishu, killing about (8) Al-Shabaab militants. The release revealed that the militant group is operating approximately 185 miles southwest of Mogadishu. It further disclosed that the U.S is in a marriage with the government of Somalia, working to bring down the menace of the terrorists.

“U.S. forces, in cooperation with the Government of Somalia, are conducting operations against al-Shabaab in Somalia to degrade the al-Qaeda affiliate’s ability to recruit, train and plot external terror attacks throughout the region and in America.”

The release stated that the terror group has over eight months increased its combat capability and strength. Adding that the group has acquired weapons following their cross encounter with Burundian National Defense Forces, Ugandan People’s Defense Force and Kenyan Defense Force.

“In the last eight months, al-Shabaab has overrun three African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Forward Operating Bases by amassing large numbers of fighters and attacking in overwhelming numbers. Al-Shabaab has also increased its combat capability by seizing heavy weaponry, armored vehicles, explosives, small arms, ammunition, and other miscellaneous supplies during its operations overrunning Burundian National Defense Forces FOB Leego, Ugandan People’s Defense Force FOB Janaale, and Kenyan Defense Force FOB Ceel Ad.”

U.S has therefore reinstated her commitment to putting out the light of activities of the terrorists completely, as a mandate to deliver. She lamented, in the release, how the terror group has gathered momentum over time. It stated that the notorious Al-Shabaab has been using Southern and Northern Somalia as base to plot terror attacks and as base to shether their militants.

“The terror organization has taken advantage of safe haven. The group has cemented its control southern and central Somalia, they have used this area to plot and direct terror attacks, steal humanitarian aid, and to shelter other radical terrorists.

“U.S. forces will use all effective and appropriate methods to protect Americans, including partnered military counter-terror operations with AMISOM and Somali National Army (SNA) forces; precision strikes against terrorists, their training camps and safe havens; and hunting and tracking members of this al-Qaeda affiliate throughout Somalia, the region and around the world.

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