May 05, 2017

Meanwhile In Somalia

Remember Somalia, and the armpit of Islamic Terror known as Al Shabaab.

A U.S. service member has been killed during an operation against al-Shabab militants in Somalia.

The U.S. military said Friday that the service member -- reported to be a Navy SEAL -- was killed near Barii, Somalia, approximately 65 kilometers west of Mogadishu.

The statement from the military's Africa Command said U.S. forces were conducting an advise and assist mission alongside members of the Somali National Army.

A senior official in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region says the soldiers raided a building which houses Radio Andalus, al-Shabab's official radio station.

He told VOA's Somali Service that eight al-Shabab militants were killed in the operation. He said he believes the soldiers seized radio station equipment.

Al-Shabab said Friday that their fighters killed a number of “enemy soldiers” in the operation.

The group's military spokesman, Abdulaziz Abu Musab, told Radio Andalus on Friday that militias have “foiled” an attack by U.S. troops.

By Howie at 10:17 AM | Comments |