On Thursday, the United State’s Africa Command (AFRICOM) in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, conducted an airstrike against ISIS terrorists from the Islamic State in Somalia (ISS). The airstrike took place as Somalian Puntland Security Forces (PSF) were conducting an operation in a remote location in the Iskushuban area of the Bari region near Timirshe, Somalia. Timirshe is located 90 miles southeast of Bosasso.
“We continue to apply pressure on terrorist groups and assist our Somali partners in disrupting their operations,” BG Miguel Castellanos, AFRICOM’s Deputy Director of Operations, said. “We continue our support to rid Somalia of the likes of ISIS and al-Shabaab.”
AFRICOM reported that the airstrike killed seven ISS terrorists and that no civilians were injured or killed as a result of these airstrikes.
According to AFRICOM, U.S. forces were in the area in order to advise and assist Somali and partner forces. However, AFRICOM did not report if U.S. troops took an active role in the combat phase of the operation.