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US Strikes Target Islamic State Militants in Somalia

US Strikes Target Islamic State Militants in Somalia

Rescue workers stand near the wreckage of vehicles in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sunday, Oct 29, 2017, after a car bomb was detonated Saturday night. A Somali police officer said security forces ended a night-long siege at a Mogadishu hotel by attackers who stormed the building after a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the entrance gate. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Friday, 03 November 2017 01:40 PM

The United States carried out two airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in Somalia, a U.S. official said on Friday, believed to be the first such strikes against the militant group in the country.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the strikes were conducted in northeastern Somalia and an assessment was underway to see how many militants had been hit.

Islamic State has been gathering recruits in the region, although experts say the scale of its force is unclear and it remains a small player compared to al Shabaab.

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The United States carried out two airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in Somalia, a U.S. official said on Friday, believed to be the first such strikes against the militant group in the country.
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