The second US airstrike, targeting Alshabaab and ISIS in Golis mountains in space of three days, has killed three militants, U.S Africa Command has confirmed.
Statement from the U.S Africa Command said in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab militants in the Golis Mountains, Somalia, on May 24, 2019.
“Persistent pressure on the network ensures the threat is contained while degrading Al Shabaab capabilities,” said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Huston, deputy director of operations, U.S. Africa Command. “We will continue to provide assistance to the Federal Government of Somalia.”
This is the sixth precision airstrike against ISIS-Somalia since April 14 in a deliberate campaign to limit and disrupt freedom of movement in the area and to eliminate leaders of the organization.
Militant groups, ISIS and Alshabab, are known to have operations in mountainous regions in the northeast of Puntland.