US airstrike reportedly killed 5 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia on Tuesday morning.

A US airstrike reportedly killed 5 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia on Tuesday morning. The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) confirmed the operation they carried out. The bombing took place 35 km to the southeast of the city of Galcad in the administrative center of Galmudug Dhuso Mareb. The allied forces carried out an operation early this morning near the Galcad district, which is 244 km to the north-east of Mogadishu. Confirming the operation and the number of dead Al-Shabaab militants, AFRICOM confirmed this information yesterday.

There is no ambiguity in the press release, as it has been confirmed that Al-Shabaab actually attacked the Country Armed Forces, but immediately received the support of the AFRICOM forces, without knowing the casualties or the number of civilian casualties. ah. The Somali government and it’s media continue to mislead the public.

They twisted the story, claiming that the country armed forces attacked al-Shabaab. However, in reality, the extremist group attacked the Somali army, which was defended by AFRICOM.

Somali Federal Government flipped the story in July and it’s not the first time that different people have reported different accounts from Galcad. In mid-July, AFRICOM had to reconfirm the DFS reports as false. Clashes between al-Shabaab and Country Armed Forces took place in the vicinity of the villages of Gal-Libah and El Quraq. Both sides claimed victory, and it is reported that they inflicted heavy losses on the opposing sides.

Somalia’s Ministry of Defense has claimed false news that its forces have successfully killed nearly 100 Al-Shabaab fighters who were planning to attack.

However, according to AFRICOM, al-Shabaab launched an attack, pushing the government forces to seek help from the United States, “The airstrikes were in support of the Somali forces engaged in the terrorist organization. .” AFRICOM said that 5 members of Al-Shabaab were killed in the operation.

IDILNEWS.