42 al-Shabaab militants were reportedly killed by Somali forces and “international partner” operations in Cadaley near Mahaday district in Middle Shabelle on February 21, 2022.
Somali National News Agency @SONNALIVE announced that the Somali National Army supported by regional forces and International partners killed 42 al-Shabaab militants in Cadaley near Mahaday district.
According to Islam Times News, quoting the Somali government, the operation lasted 30 hours.
No other details were available on the operation or casualties.
AFRICOM announced airstrikes in a different region near Galmudug on the same day, February 21st, that resulted in the death of seven al-Shabaab militants.
While no sources directly implicated the US in the operation, the Somali government’s reference to “international partners” has in the past indicated US involvement.
The local time of the incident is unknown.