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U.S. Steps Up Air Strikes Against al-Qaeda Ally in Somalia

  • Al-Shabaab’s insurgency in Horn of Africa nation began in 2006
  • U.S. ground forces not involved in attacks: Africa Command
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The U. S. is expanding air strikes against members of a group affiliated to al-Qaeda who’ve intensified attacks in Somalia since hundreds of American troops exited the country earlier this year.

The latest strike occurred close to the central towns of Bacadweyne and Geedaley on Aug. 1, hitting a position held by al-Shabaab militants who were engaging members of the Danab, an elite Somali commando force trained by the U.S., Somalia’s Information Ministry said.