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    US Forces Conduct Self-Defense Strike Against Al-Shabaab Killing 4 Militants

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    US forces carried out a self-defense airstrike against al-Shabaab militants in Caba, Somalia on Monday, the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The airstrike targeted armed al-Shabaab fighters who threatened the safety of the Somali force and US advisors, according to the AFRICOM.

    "The US [forces] conducted a self-defense strike to neutralize the threat, killing four (4) enemy fighters," the release stated on Tuesday.

    Somalia has been experiencing violence since the country devolved into civil war in the early 1990s. The state’s collapse provided a breeding ground for warlords, pirates and the al-Qaeda-associated al-Shabaab.

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