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USA conducts second strike on al-Shabaab after Trump transfers authority

04 July 2017

The US military carried out a strike against al-Shabaab militants in Somalia on July 2, US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement on Monday.

It was the second operation against al-Shabaab carried out under the new authorities granted by President Trump in late March, a US official said.

"We attacked Al-Shabaab militants base about 20 km from Garbaharey town".

Last month, the DoD conducted an airstrike approximately 185 miles south-west of Mogadishu, which killed at least eight al-Shabaab militants.

The commander said they were in control of the battle zone at the moment, adding they would continue such operations against the militants.

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The United States military has been training and advising African Union and Somali government forces in the country while becoming more directly involved in its civil war for the past several years.

Harris was further quoted by The New York Times as saying: "US forces remain committed to supporting the Federal Government of Somalia, the Somali National Army and our AMISOM partners in defeating al-Shabaab and establishing a safe and secure environment in Somalia". The strike this weekend was the second under this new authority.

The airstrike follows one in June that the USA said killed eight Islamic extremists at a rebel command and logistics camp in the country's south.

Some ISIS affiliated fighters have also appeared in Somalia.

Those authorities temporarily designated portions of Somalia south and west of Mogadishu to be an active area of hostilities, which means the USA could conduct offensive airstrikes. The group has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks in Somalia and the wider region.

USA conducts second strike on al-Shabaab after Trump transfers authority