Two civilians were killed in a US strike near Buulo Fuulay, according to a pro Al Shabaab outlet.
Somali Memo wrote: “More details about the bombings of US warplanes hit the Bay region in southern Somalia on Wednesday night.
Drones bombed a scooter with two civilians Saturday night, the killed were forced out of Buhodle district and headed towards Dodala village, about 30 km from Fula.
Residents said the victims were Abdi Fatah Abdirahman Adan and Adow Elmi Kiraro, relatives of the slain men who spoke to the media about the incident and denied false claims that they had been killed by militants.
The United States is dropping drone strikes on the Somali people while hiding itself in a war on so-called terrorists.”
AFRICOM, however, claimed: “In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab terrorists in the vicinity of Buulo Fuulay, Somalia, Mar. 27.
The command’s initial assessment concluded this airstrike killed two (2) terrorists.
We currently assess no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this airstrike.”
Halgan Media said that Al Shabaab had announced to publish pictures of the victim. Airwars will add these in case they are published.
The incident occured in the evening.
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Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Buulo Fuulay village, for which the generic coordinates are: 2.11064, 43.52329. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.