BREAKING: U.S. Launches Major AIRSTRIKE

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MOGADISHU, Somalia — The U.S. military has announced two new airstrikes against al-Shabab extremists in Somalia, and Somalia’s president says the joint operation killed a high level Shabab leader near Shashweyne, outskirt of Benadiir region in southern Somalia.

This individual, whose identity was not disclosed by the government, was said to have been part of an al-Shabab terrorist network responsible for planning and executing several bombings and assassinations in Mogadishu that have killed innocent Somali citizens.

Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo authorized the coordinated operation with international partners, the statement from the Ministry of information said, Horn Observer reported.

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“The President and his administration remain resolute in their commitment to eradicate al-Shabaab’s ability to conduct senseless acts of violence and crimes against the people of Somalia, its East African neighbors, and the international community.” the statement added.

Somali security forces supported by the US forces recently killed al-Shabab’s shadow governor, Ali Mohamed Hussein (Ali Jabal) in a coordinated strike.

President Donald Trump earlier this year approved expanded military operations against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, including more aggressive airstrikes and considering parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities.

Al-Shabab is the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa.

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(h/t Navy Times)

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