US Airstrike Targets Al-Shabaab in Somalia

​The US targeted members of the al-Shabaab terror group in a Nov. 30 airstrike near Jilib, Somalia, US Africa Command said in a press release the same day.

AFRICOM did not say whether anyone died in the strike, but noted it does not believe any civilians were injured or killed.

“US Africa Command will continue to work with its partners to transfer the responsibility for long-term security in Somalia to the Federal Government of Somalia and its member states,” the release stated.

“US forces will use all effective and appropriate methods to assist in the protection of the Somali people, including partnered military counterterrorism operations with the Federal Government of Somalia, [African Union Mission in Somalia], and Somali National Army forces.”

AFRICOM has reported dozens of US airstrikes in Somalia this year, as the command says the Jilib-area attacks disrupt al-Shabaab’s ability to maneuver.