This is not the first time that the US has attacked al-Shabaab targets in Somalia. Even before this, America has attacked its bases many times, in which many fighters of Al-Shabaab were killed.
Al-Shabaab targets attacked in Somalia
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US military on Friday Somalia I made a big attack. At least 30 al-Shabaab fighters were killed in this attack. The attack took place near Galkad in Central Somalia. The US Africa Command said that the attack took place while fighting was going on between Somalia’s army and al-Shabaab fighters. At least 30 Al Shabaab fighters were killed in this attack.
The US Africa Command further said that the attack took place near Galkad, 260 kilometers north-east of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. No civilian was killed or injured in this attack. The US Army has carried out a self-defense strike in support of the National Army of Somalia. Somalian soldiers were fighting more than 100 al-Shabaab fighters. Please tell that Al Shabaab is linked to the terrorist organization Al Qaeda.
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America is supporting Somalia
According to the defense official, no US forces were present on the ground at the time of the airstrike. The US has always supported the Somalian government since President Joe Biden approved a Pentagon request in May 2022 to redeploy US troops to the region in an effort to counter the terrorist group. In 2020, Donald Trump called his troops from Somalia.
America has done many attacks in this area before.
The US military said in a statement on Saturday, ‘Somalia remains the center of stability and security throughout East Africa. US Africa Command forces will continue to support Somalia to defeat Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda. Will continue to provide him necessary equipment, weapons. According to CNN reports, in recent months, the US military has carried out several attacks in the region. Dozens of al-Shabaab fighters have been killed in this attack.
Last October, the US military carried out an attack about 218 kilometers northwest of Mogadishu that killed two al-Shabaab members. The following November, 17 al-Shabaab fighters were killed in an attack some 285 kilometers northeast of Mogadishu. At the same time, in late December, six al-Shabaab terrorists were killed in an attack near the city of Kaidel, about 150 miles northeast of the capital.