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US says airstrike in Somalia kills 27 al-Shabab extremists

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in the north of Somalia, which killed 27 al-Shabab extremists.

The statement issued on Monday by the U.S. Africa command said he assesses that there are no civilians were killed in the attack on Sunday, about 26 km southwest of Bosasso, the commercial capital of the semiautonomous Puntland state. The area has recently seen attacks on the local forces by extremists in line with the Islamic State of the group.

The Trumpet administration approved extensive military operations against the extremists in Somalia, including al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaida and was blamed for a truck bombing in Mogadishu in October that killed more than 500 people.

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