December 17, 2018 / 8:36 AM / 2 months ago

U.S. military says it killed 62 militants in Somalia with air strikes

NAIROBI, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Monday it had killed 62 militants in six air strikes on Saturday and Sunday in the vicinity of Gandarsh in Somalia’s south-central Banaadir province.

The military’s Africa Command (Africom) said four strikes were carried out on Saturday, killing 34 militants, and two more on Sunday, which killed 28. “Africa Command and our Somali partners conducted these airstrikes to prevent terrorists from using remote areas as a safe haven to plot, direct, inspire and recruit for future attacks,” Africom said in a statement. (Writing by Clement Uwiringiyimana; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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