A US airstrike targeted Al Shabaab in Saakow, according to local reporting.
Radio Kulmiye said: “Suspected US airstrikes targeted to Al-shabaab compounds in southern Somalia. The attacks destroyed vehicles, camps and killed militants.
According to Somali intelligence officials, the airstrikes carried by unidentified military planes targeted Jilib, Sakow and Bu’ale towns of Middle Jubba region, where Al-shabaab has an active presence and main bases.
At least 14 military vehicles have been destroyed and more militants were killed and wounded, an official told local media anonymously. One of those killed named Aindrus, an Al-shabaab Amniyad operative.”
Somaliweyn also reported shelling in area. However it is unclear from which forces it originated: “The shelling occurred in Jilib, Sakow, Buale, and Salagle districts of the Juba regions, with the shelling targeting al-Shabaab bases in those districts.
Somali government officials say al-Shabaab militants have been killed in the shelling.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the town of Saakow (سااكوو), for which the coordinates are: 1.637795, 42.452829. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.