The US military carried out an airstrike in Jilib, Middle Juba region, according to a press release issued the following day by US Africa Command.
AFRICOM asserted that one terrorist was killed in the strike, and that it currently assessed that no civilians were harmed in the action.
For the first time and in the wake of a recent admission of civilian harm, US Africa Command also noted that “when warranted, processes and procedures exist that allow for additional information to inform post-strike analysis” with regard to civilian casualties, adding a new layer of transparency to their reporting.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention that the strike took place in the vicinity of 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.
US Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
"In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia's continued efforts to weaken al-Shabaab, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in the vicinity of Jilib, Middle Juba Region, Somalia, on April 9, 2019 (...)
At this time, it is assessed this airstrike killed one (1) terrorist.
Currently, we assess no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this airstrike."