US military says 60 al Shabaab militants killed in Somalia air strike

Tuesday October 16 2018

US Air Force F-15 fighter jet

US Air Force F-15 fighter jet. A US airstrike in Somalia on October 16,2018 killed 60 al-shabaab fighters. FILE PHOTO | AFP 

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A recent US air strike in Somalia killed about 60 al Shabaab militants in the largest strike against the group in nearly a year, the US military said on Tuesday.

In a statement, the US military said a strike last week near Harardere, Somalia, killed “approximately sixty terrorists.”

In November 2017, more than 100 militants from Islamist al Shabaab group were killed in a US air strike.