One terrorist killed in US airstrike in Somalia

One terrorist killed in US airstrike in Somalia
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  • calendar-gray 03 February 2020

The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) conducted an airstrike on Sunday in the vicinity of Jilib against one member of an al-Shabaab* terrorist group, in conjunction with the federal government of Somalia, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

William Gayler, AFRICOM director of operations, stated that al-Shabaab is an affiliate of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization and seeks to further a "jihadist agenda".

"Removal of even one terrorist makes the region and the U.S. safer. Continuous pressure on the network is necessary to prevent al-Shabaabfrom building a safe haven and exporting violence," Gayler said.

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