40 Islamists killed in four days of Somalia strikes, US says

US military says it has killed 40 Islamists in a series of airstrikes in Somalia. FILE PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • The strikes were carried out by the US Africa Command, and followed two devastating attacks attributed to Islamic militants in Mogadishu that left about 385 people dead last month.
  • A pair of US drone strikes that killed several militants on November 3 marked the first time American forces hit Islamic State group fighters in Somalia.



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