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US Airstrike Takes Out Terrorist Bomb-Maker In Somalia

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American Military Times

US Airstrike Takes Out Terrorist Bomb-Maker In Somalia

by Ryan Morgan

The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has taken out a high-value member of the Al Shabaab terror group in Somalia on Thursday.

AFRICOM confirmed the successful airstrike in an emailed statement to American Military News. The Al Shabaab member, who was not named, had a history of making explosives and was reportedly working to place Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on a public road at the time of the strike near the vicinity of Kurtun Warey, Somalia.

The AFRICOM statement assessed they successfully killed the Al Shabaab bomber and destroyed a nearby motorcycle. No civilians were assessed to have been injured or killed as a result of this airstrike.

“Al-Shabaab continues to put Somali people in danger by ruthlessly attempting to place explosive devices in public areas,” U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler, AFRICOM director of operations said of Al Shabaab. “These extremists continue to terrorize Somali citizens without regard for their safety.”

Al Shabaab has been affiliated with Al Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS) throughout its history.

Full story: https://americanmilitarynews.com/2020/08/us-airstrike-takes-out-terrorist-bomb-maker-in-somalia/