07:25 GMT +325 September 2017
Live
    (File) Masked Somali national army (SNA) soldiers search through homes for al-Shabaab fighters, during an operation in Ealsha Biyaha, Somalia, Saturday, June, 2, 2012

    US Conducts Military Raid in Somalia on July 12

    © AP Photo/ Farah Abdi Warsameh
    Africa
    Get short URL
    0 24800

    US forces took part in a raid with Somali National Army against al-Shabaab terror group on July 12, according to US Africa Command spokesperson Jennifer Dyrcz.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US military participated in a raid with Somali National Army against al-Shabaab terror group (banned in Russia) on Wednesday, US Africa Command spokesperson Jennifer Dyrcz told Sputnik.

    "US forces conducted an advise and assist mission against al-Shabaab with members of the Somali National Army July 12 (if EDT) in Kunyo Barrow, Somalia," Dyrcz said on Friday.

    According to US media reports, the raid targeted a rebel-held village and a center where al-Shabaab detained civilians. A small number of terrorists were engaged in the fight, The Washington Post reported.

    The Africa Command spokesperson noted that the terror group presents a threat to US citizens and American interests.

    Al-Shabaab is one of the deadliest terror groups in Africa, which regularly targets civilians in public spaces such as hotels and restaurants.

    Related:

    US Conducts Kinetic Strike Against Al-Shabaab in Somalia - AFRICOM
    US Conducts First Strike Against Al-Shabaab Positions in Somalia - Pentagon
    US Troops Wounded in Somalia During Clash With al-Shabaab
    US Soldier Killed in Operation Against Al-Shabaab in Somalia - Africa Command
    Tags:
    al-Shabaab, US Africa Command, Jennifer Dyrcz, Somalia, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment