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U.S. conducts airstrike in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

2:52 PM12/12/2017
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike against an al-Shabaab vehicle-borne improvised explosive device Dec. 12, 2017, approximately 65 kilometers southwest of the capital, Mogadishu.
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Aug. 25 civilian casualty allegation assessment results released

7:06 PM11/29/2017
After a thorough assessment of the Somali National Army-led operation near Bariire, Somalia, on Aug. 25, 2017 and the associated allegations of civilian casualties, U.S. Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAF) has concluded that the only casualties were those of armed enemy combatants.
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U.S. conducts airstrike in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

5:14 PM11/27/2017
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike against ISIS in northeastern Somalia on Nov. 27, 2017, killing one terrorist.
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U.S. conducts airstrike in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

6:09 PM11/21/2017
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp Nov. 21, 2017, at approximately 10:30 a.m. local Somalia time, killing more than 100 militants.
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U.S. conducts airstrikes in coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord

3:53 PM11/21/2017
U.S. forces conducted two precision airstrikes in Libya against ISIS militants Nov. 17 and Nov. 19, 2017.
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U.S. conducts airstrike in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

1:46 PM11/15/2017
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab on Nov. 14, 2017, at approximately 6 p.m. local Somalia time, killing several militants.
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AFRICOM, Nigerien investigation teams return to Tongo Tongo, Niger

7:28 PM11/12/2017
A joint U.S. Africa Command and Niger military investigation team returned to the village of Tongo Tongo, Niger on Nov. 12 in order to gain a clearer understanding of the Oct. 4 ambush, the attack site and the surrounding environment.
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U.S. conducts airstrike in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

6:11 PM11/12/2017
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at approximately 4:30 p.m. local Somalia time, killing one enemy combatant.
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U.S. conducts airstrike in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

7:32 PM11/9/2017
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab on Thur., Nov. 9, 2017, at approximately 3 p.m. local Somalia time, killing several militants.
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U.S. conducts airstrikes against ISIS in Somalia

5:57 PM11/3/2017
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted two separate airstrikes against ISIS, in northeastern Somalia on Nov. 3, 2017, killing several terrorists.
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U.S. Africa Command Statement on Situation in Niger

12:36 AM10/5/2017
Update #3: U.S. Africa Command statement on situation in Niger.
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U.S. conducts precision strikes in Libya

9:47 PM9/28/2017
In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. forces conducted two precision airstrikes in Libya against ISIS militants Sept. 26, 2017, at approximately 2:50 p.m. local time, killing several ISIS militants.
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U.S. conducts precision strikes in Libya

2:33 PM9/24/2017
In coordination with Libya’s Government of National Accord and aligned forces, U.S. forces conducted six precision airstrikes in Libya against an ISIS desert camp on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, killing 17 ISIS militants and destroying three vehicles.
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U.S. conducts airstrike in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

1:40 PM9/13/2017
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted three precision airstrikes in Somalia against al-Shabaab on Sept. 13, 2017, killing six terrorists.
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U.S. conducts airstrike in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

9:34 AM9/8/2017
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab on Sept. 7, 2017, killing one terrorist.
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U.S. conducts airstrike in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

2:22 PM9/6/2017
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, the Department of Defense conducted a precision airstrike in central Somalia against al-Shabaab militants Sept. 5, 2017, killing three terrorists.
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Civilian casualty allegations in Somalia

6:57 PM8/25/2017
We are aware of the civilian casualty allegations near Bariire, Somalia. We take any allegations of civilian casualties seriously, and per standard, we are conducting an assessment into the situation to determine the facts on the ground.
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U.S. conducts three strikes against al-Shabaab

2:50 PM8/17/2017
From Aug. 16-17, 2017, the Department of Defense conducted a series of three precision airstrikes against al-Shabaab militants, killing seven fighters.
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U.S. strikes against al-Shabaab

4:56 PM8/10/2017
On Aug. 10, 2017, the Department of Defense conducted two kinetic strikes against al-Shabaab militants.
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U.S. confirms strike against al-Shabaab’s Ali Jabal

10:37 AM8/4/2017
On July 30, 2017, at approximately 3 p.m. Somalia local time, the Department of Defense conducted a successful kinetic strike near Tortoroow in southern Somalia, killing al-Shabaab’s Ali Muhammad Hussein, known as Ali Jabal.
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