A US airstrike targeted an Al Shabaab compound in Tiyeeglow, according to AFRICOM.
The press release said: “In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command forces conducted one airstrike in the vicinity of Tiyeeglow, Somalia, Jan. 18, 2021.
Initial assessments indicate the strike destroyed one al-Shabaab compound.
The command’s initial assessment is that no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this operation.”
Halgan Media added: “Sources confirm the latest #US drone strike in #Somalia targeting the town of #Tiyeeglow hit a Tax revenue center run by #AlShabaab. Aircraft was spotted hovering over the sky’s in the run up to the strike, which gave those inside time to flee, per sources.”
Morad News and Radio Dalsan said, however, that in fact Al Shabaab’s media outlet Radio Andalus was hit in the attack.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the town of Tiyeeglow, for which the generic coordinates are: 4.0182, 44.512749. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.