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The U.S. struck the first blow to the Somali militants after Biden came to power




The final assessment of the results of the operation will be given after the end of the fighting between the Somali forces and the militants.





For the first time since the inauguration of US President Joe Biden, Washington has launched a strike against the terrorist group Al-Shabab in Somalia. This was reported by the AFP news agency on Tuesday, July 20, with reference to the Pentagon representative Cindy King.

It is noted that the forces of the African Command of the US Armed Forces (AFRICOM) were involved in the operation in coordination with the government of Somalia.

“According to the initial assessment of the command, as a result of this airstrike, no civilians were injured or killed,” King informed.

However, she added, the final assessment of the results of the operation is complicated by the ongoing fighting between the Somali forces and the militants.

Earlier, in Somalia, government troops killed 30 militants of the Al-Shabab group, including the leader. Another 24 terrorists were injured.



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