Sunday, June 11, 2017

Somalia: US airstrike takes out 8 Islamic terorrists

(Mogadishu) U.S. forces conducted an air-strike Sunday against al-Shabab militants in Somalia, the Pentagon announced. The strike, which was coordinated with its regional partners, occurred about 185 miles southwest of the Mogadishu capital, Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement. Somalian President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said his nation's special forces attacked a training center for the militants near Sakow, a district in the Middle Juba region.

The strike was the first by the United States in Somalia under new authorities granted by President Donald Trump in March and was conducted in coordination with regional partners, the Pentagon said.

Ramadan death toll stands at 2,624.