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The US says airstrike kills 24 al-Shabab extremists in Somalia



JOHANNESBURG (AP) – US troops announced on Thursday that he had killed 24 al-Shabab extremists in Somalia, one of the deaths in months.

Airstrike was conducted on Wednesday at an extremist camp near Shebeeley in central Hiran, north of the capital, Mogadishu, the US African team.

It was the ninth such airstrike made this year by the US. Last year, nearly 50 strikes took place in the Horn of Africa against al-Qa'ida-related al-Shabab, the most inhuman group of Islamic extremists in Africa.

Al-Shabab has responded to an attack on a hotel complex in the neighboring capital of Kenya earlier this month, leaving 21 people. The extremist group against Kenya against sending troops to Somalia has also approached hotels, government offices and checkpoints in Mogadishu with suicide bombings.

The group is also accused of stealing humanitarian aid often in a drought-stricken country and extorting the population and travelers to finance their attacks.

The US announces that airbags are designed to support Somali forces as they increase pressure on al-Shabab and its recruitment in the region, especially in southern and central Somalia. The target is extremist camps and other safe paradises.

The US announces that civilians were not killed or injured on the latest aircraft.

On January 19, the United States said that after the "big group" attacked Somali forces, 52 al-Shabbab extremists have been killed by US Air Force in the average Juba region. The Somali intelligence officer said the extremist group had accumulated over 400 fighters for more than a week to launch a major attack on the Somali and Kenya forces to break the planned attack.

In October, the US said airstrike killed about 60 fighters near the Al-Shabab-controlled Hararder community in the Mudug Province in the central part of the country.

The United States has dramatically intensified the air force against Al-Shabab in Somalia since President Donald Trump took office. Experts have said that it will take more than just air vehicles to win extremists.

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