US strikes against al-Shabaab kill four militants in Somalia

Somali soldiers secure the scene at a car bombing attack site in Mogadishu, on December 28, 2019. (AFP)

The US military launched airstrikes against the al-Shabaab militant group in Somalia on Sunday, US Africa Command said, killing four “terrorists.”

“In coordination with the federal government of Somalia, US Africa Command conducted three airstrikes in two locations targeting al-Shabaab militants in the vicinity of Qunyo Barrow and Caliyoow Barrow, Somalia, respectively, on December 29,” AFRICOM said in a statement.

It said the two airstrikes had killed two militants and destroyed two vehicles in Qunyo Barrow while a separate strike killed another two in Caliyoow Barrow.

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