Publicly declaring its 60th strike of the year, AFRICOM said that it had targeted and killed an alleged al Shabaab terrorist
According to a press release issued on the same date, “In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist in the vicinity of Dujuuma, Somalia, Dec. 16… Initial assessment concluded the airstrike killed one (1) terrorist. We currently assess no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this airstrike.”
According to Air Force Times the strike marked the 60th air action by AFRICOM during 2019: “U.S. Africa Command has conducted 60 airstrikes in 2019 against ISIS-Somalia and al-Shabaab militants, leadership, infrastructure, fighting positions and equipment — eight against ISIS-Somalia and 52 against al-Shabaab, said Col. Christopher Karns, AFRICOM’s director of public affairs.”
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 Dujuuma, for which the coordinates are: 1.252321, 42.575321. Due to limited information and satellite imagery available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.