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
    US Forces
  • Known 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.

US Forces Assessment:

  • Known belligerent
    US Forces
  • US Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US 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
    US Forces
  • Known target
    Al-Shabaab
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2

Sources (4) [ collapse]