United States says drone strike in Somalia kills 'several militants'

'Several' killed after US airstrike on Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

'Several' killed after US airstrike on Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

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The United States military said Saturday it has carried out a new drone strike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia, killing "several" militants, APA reports quoting Associated Press.

The spokeswoman said the US has carried out 26 strikes in Somalia so far this year in an effort to take out Islamic extremist who continually terrorize the region.

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Previously, the military was not allowed to conduct airstrikes against the jihadist group unless the African Union or US -backed Somali government troops were being attacked.

This is the 23rd airstrike the USA military said it has carried out this year against the Al Qaeda-linked militant group and the far smaller Islamic State group in Somalia. With these three attacks, the USA has now carried out 26 attacks in Somalia against extremist targets in 2017, she said.

Al Shabab has been blamed for carrying out the deadliest single attack in Somalia's history last month, though there was no official claim of responsibility.

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The strikes by unmanned drones killed several extremist fighters, a spokeswoman for the USA military command in Africa told The Associated Press Sunday. The Oct. 14 attack could be an indication of the power the extremist group still wields over the Horn of Africa nation.

"This includes partnering with AMISOM and Somali National Security Forces (SNSF); targeting terrorists, their training camps and safe havens throughout Somalia, the region and around the world", it said. According to Information Minister Abdirahman Osman, Al-Shabaab were "regrouping to launch attacks" at Gedo region.

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