The US military carried out an airstrike in Garowle, Lower Shabelle region, according to a press release issued by US Africa Command the following day.
The release asserted that two terrorists were killed in the strike, and that one motorcycle was also destroyed. It further noted that AFRICOM currently assessed that no civilians were harmed in the event.
No additional public details are presently known about this event.
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 village Garowle (or Garawlay), for which the coordinates are: 1.65594, 44.29532. 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 degrade al-Shabaab, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike in the vicinity of Garowle, Lower Shabelle Region, Somalia, on April 11, 2019 (...)
At this time, it is assessed this airstrike killed two (2) terrorists and destroyed one (1) motorcycle.
Currently, we assess no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this airstrike."