Drones and helicopters reportedly attacked outside the town of Jilib, in Somalia’s Middle Juba region, killing three people and seriously wounding seven, according to locals interviewed by the Kenyan group Journalists for Justice.
Of the three people killed, two were women and one an elderly man, and of those wounded, three were reportedly children.
As the report noted, “Seven people, including three children, were seriously wounded, two women died and one elderly man after drones and helicopters attacked their village. An elder who was present at all the strikes said ‘We agree there was al Shabaab in our town but the militia have no known base. In their response the KDF [Kenya Defence Force] attack settlements where civilians are the victims.”
While Journalists for Justice inferred KDF responsibility, the use of drones and helicopters also indicated possible US involvement.
Currently, no further details are available, and the exact date of the event in June is unclear.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention that the strike took place near the town Jilib, for which the coordinates are: 0.494527, 42.777868. Due to limited information and satellite imagery available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.