Mogadishu (HAN) March 7, 2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. The United States has carried out an air strike in Somalia, killing more than 150 fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group al-Shabab, the Pentagon says.
The attack followed US intelligence on preparations for a large-scale militant attack, it said on Monday.
The weekend strike using both manned and unmanned drone aircraft targeted al-Shabab’s “Raso” training camp, a facility about 190km north of the capital Mogadishu, the Pentagon said.
The US military said it had been monitoring the camp for several weeks before the strike and had gathered intelligence, including about an imminent threat posed by the trainees.