More than 60 al-Shabaab militants were reportedly killed by US or Somali (or Turkish) airstrikes or ground operations on the outskirts of the village of El-Dhere on November 26, 2022.
Horn Diplomat Media quoted Somalia’s deputy information minister, Abdirahman Yusuf Omar Adala, who said that in addition to a similar operation carried out in El-Dhere, a military operation in the village of Bulo Madina resulted in the death of 60 al-Shabaab terrorists. Both operations were carried out by the Somali army with support by “local militias and international security partners”.
No other details on this operation were available at the time.
While no sources directly implicated the US in the operation, the Somali government’s reference to “international partners” indicates that either the US or Turkey were behind the airstrikes.
The local time of the incident is unknown.