Somalia: U.S. conducts airstrikes against ISIS in Somalia

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The air strike may have targeted leader of pro-ISIL militia Sheikh Abdulkadir Mumin

NAIROBI, Kenya - In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted two separate airstrikes against ISIS, in northeastern Somalia on Nov. 3, killing several terrorists.

The first strike occurred at approximately midnight local Somalia time with the second separate strike occurring at approximately 11 a.m. local Somalia time.

"We are currently assessing the results of the strike," said AFRICOM in a statement.

The aerial bombardment on ISIL took place at Buqa, an ISIL stronghold in Bari region of Somalia's northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland, according to Qandala district commissioner Jama Mohamed Quurshe. 

U.S. forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect Americans and to disable terrorist threats.

This includes partnering with AMISOM and Somali National Security Forces (SNSF); targeting terrorists, their training camps and safe havens throughout Somalia, the region and around the world.

GO has contributed to this report.

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