The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) is keeping the pressure on the terrorist group al-Shabaab in Somalia despite the redeployment of troops from Somalia to other countries in East Africa.
AFRICOM conducted another airstrike against the group on Wednesday, striking a compound in the vicinity of Buulo Fulaay in southern Somalia killing one of the group’s members.
In a released statement, AFRICOM said that according to its initial assessment no civilians were injured or killed as a result of the operation.
“This strike in Buulo Fulaay combined with recent strikes, shows our resolve and degrades al-Shabaab’s ability to threaten Somalia and its neighbors,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Dagvin Anderson, Joint Task Force – Quartz commander. “Side by side with our partners, we plan to leave no safe place for al-Shabaab to hide.”