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Three Extremists Killed in Action by Somali, U.S. Troops

Mogadishu, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) At least three members of the terrorist group Al Shabab were killed in an attack by combined Somali and U.S. troops with air support, a local media confirmed today.


The operation, 40 kilometers southwest of the capital, integrates an offensive of these combined forces against militias of that extremist organization and the Abnaa ul-Calipha group, affiliated with the Islamic State, reported Hiiraan Online.

The local army is supported by the African Union Mission in the country, reauthorized by the UN last May, by a force of about 22,000 soldiers from the seven member states: Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Sierra Leone.

Al Shabab, a phrase that means ‘the youngsters’ in Arabic, emerged in 2006 as a radical wing of the defunct Council of Islamic Courts, joined Al Qaeda in 2012 and is now fighting to overthrow the government to impose a caliphate based on Islamic law or Sharia

That organization controls territories of the center and south of Somalia, from where they attack civil and governmental facilities, and they are also extended towards Kenya, in retaliation because since 2011 the Nairobi army fights its militias in Somali territory.

Source: Agence de l’Information Latine

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