Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

USSOM142

Incident date

August 21, 2018

Location

46 km northeast of Kismayo, Lower Juba, Somalia

Geolocation

0.120655, 42.209978 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Subdistrict level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Subdistrict

Airwars assessment

US forces carried out a strike on August 21st, killing two al Shabaab fighters, according to a press release from US Africa Command.

The strike hit approximately 46 kilometers northeast of Kismayo, a port city in southern Somalia.

The Command said it had assessed that no civilians were killed or injured in this strike.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Known attacker
    United States Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Al-Shabaab
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention that the strike took place in the area 46 kilometers northeast of the city Kismayo. The generic coordinates for this area are: -0.120655, 42.209978. Due to limited information and satellite imagery available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

United States Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Known belligerent
    United States Armed Forces
  • United States Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

United States Armed Forces

"In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab militants approximately 46 kilometers northeast of Kismayo, Somalia, on August 21, killing two (2) terrorists.

We currently assess no civilians were injured or killed in this airstrike."

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Known attacker
    United States Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Al-Shabaab
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2

Sources (4) [ collapse]