Local sources alleged that a night time airstrike by an unknown party had targeted al Shabaab at Buusaar in Gedo.
According to Ilwared, “Reports reaching us from Gedo region in southern Somalia say that military planes carried out airstrikes last night as residents told Radio Kulmiye. The planes were reportedly targeting Al-Shabaab bases in Buusar, Gedo region. Several missiles are said to have hit the bases as residents told us.”
Airwars can find no record of a report by Radio Kulmiye for this event.
Asked whether it had been responsible for this event, in February 2020 a senior AFRICOM official told Airwars that this was not the case. However, this may not preclude actions by the CIA which conducts its own undeclared strikes in Somalia.
Airstrike conducted last night by undefined Powers at Buusaar a vicinity in Gedo region, there is casualties to AL-shabab, no one claimed responsibility #Somalia
— Adam I. Farah (@AIShowqi) May 15, 2019
The incident occured during the night.
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Reports of the incident mention that the strike targeted an Al Shabaab base in the village of Busaar, for which the coordinates are: 2.67191, 41.32213. Due to limited information and satellite imagery available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.