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62 al-Shabab Militants Killed by US Strikes in Somalia

The US military said on Monday it killed 62 al-Shabab militants in six airstrikes on Saturday and Sunday in the Gandarsh ​​area of ​​south-central Somalia’s Banaadir province.

The United States Command in Africa (Africom) said four airstrikes were launched Saturday, killing 34 militants, and two more were launched Sunday, killing 28 militants.

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“The United States Command in Africa and our Somali partners have conducted these air strikes to prevent terrorists from using remote areas as a safe haven to prepare, direct, inspire and recruit for future attacks,” said Africom. in a statement.

These air strikes, considered one of the deadliest of this year, killed no civilian, according to the statement.

“For the moment, we believe that these airstrikes have not injured or killed any civilian. “

The United States regularly carries out air strikes in Somalia with the help of a UN-backed government that has been fighting for years against the Al Shabaab insurgency.

Last month, the US military claimed to have killed 37 militants.

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