US airstrike kills 18 al-Shabab after US attacked in Somalia – Fox News | News Sponsored by TrumpShop.net

Sep 24, 18
US airstrike kills 18 al-Shabab after US attacked in Somalia – Fox News | News Sponsored by TrumpShop.net

JOHANNESBURG –  A U.S. military airstrike has killed 18 al-Shabab extremists after U.S. and local forces on the ground came under attack in southern Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said Saturday. No U.S. or Somali forces were killed or injured in the attack, an AFRICOM spokesman, Nate Herring, told The Associated Press. The airstrike was carried out Friday in self-defense after extremists were “observed maneuvering on a combined patrol,” while the U.S. also responded with “indirect fire,” the spokesman said. The confrontation occurred about 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest of the port city of Kismayo, the U.S. Africa Command statement said. Two other al-Shabab extremists were killed by Somali forces “with small arms fire duri

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