The U.S. military conducted a successful counterterrorism operation in Somalia. Additional details will be provided in the coming days.
Given the remote location of the operation, the assessment is that no civilians were injured or killed. Protecting civilians remains a vital part of the command’s operations to promote greater security for all Africans.
** Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Somalia Operation (published Jan. 26, 2023)
*** Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on a Successful Counterterrorism Operation in Somalia (published Jan. 26, 2023)