Somalia: Airstrikes bombs Al Shabaab areas in Southern Somalia
AFGOYE, Somalia- Fighter jets thought to belong to U.S. have carried out airstrikes in Al Shabaab controlled areas in Lower Shabelle region on Tuesday, Garowe Online reports.
The airstrikes occurred overnight in Yinbis area located about 15 km away from Afgoye district and targeted Al Shabaab commanders and bases in the area, according to local residents.
Reports indicated that they were casualties among Al Shabaab militants as a result of the attack, however, neither Al Shabaab group nor U.S. has commented on the overnight raids.
This comes as the latest in series of airstrikes recently carried out against Al Shabaab in southern and central Somalia.
US forces have provided military support to the Somali government in their military campaign against Al Qaida linked Al Shabaab group in Somalia.