To support the Federal Government of Somalia’s efforts to degrade al-Shabaab, U.S. forces conducted two (2) airstrikes in the vicinity of Haradere, Somalia on November 21, 2018.
We currently assess the first airstrike killed six (6) al-Shabaab militants and the second airstrike destroyed a weapons cache.
We currently assess these airstrikes did not injure or kill any civilians.
These precision airstrikes were conducted in coordination with and in support of the Federal Government of Somalia as it continues to degrade al-Shabaab. Airstrikes reduce al-Shabaab’s ability to plot future attacks, disrupt its leadership networks, and degrade its freedom of maneuver within the region.