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U.S. drone strike on Shabab militants in Somalia kills ‘several'

U.S. drone strike on Shabab militants in Somalia kills ‘several'

The United States military said Saturday it has carried out a new drone strike against the Shabab extremist group in Somalia, killing “several” militants.

A statement by the U.S. Africa Command said the strike was carried out Friday night in Lower Shabelle region, about 20 miles north of the capital, Mogadishu. It came a day after another strike in the Bay Region, about 100 miles west of Mogadishu.

Friday's airstrike was the 23rd the U.S. military has carried out this year against the Al Qaeda-linked Shabab and the far smaller Islamic State group in Somalia. The Trump administration earlier this year approved expanded military operations against extremists in the Horn of...

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