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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:04 PM

Pentagon carries out first air strike in Somalia under Biden

Source: The Hill

The U.S. military on Tuesday conducted an air strike against an al-Qaeda-affiliated group in Somalia, the first such strike in the country since President Biden took office, multiple outlets have reported.

The strike on the al-Shabaab militant group, first reported by Agence France-Presse, took place "in the vicinity of Galkayo, Somalia," about 430 miles northeast of Mogadishu, Pentagon spokeswoman Cindi King said in a statement to the outlet.

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) carried out the single air strike in coordination with the Somali government.

"A battle-damage assessment is still pending due to the ongoing engagement between al-Shabaab and Somali forces, however, the command's initial assessment is that no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this strike," King added.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/pentagon-carries-out-first-air-strike-in-somalia-under-biden/ar-AAMngPp?ocid=DELLDHP&li=BBnb7Kz

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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:21 PM

1. The news sites that I read in the Eastern Med

have made no mention.

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