Suspected US airstrike reported overnight southern Somalia

Suspected US airstrike reported overnight southern Somalia


Thursday February 11, 2021

Mogadishu (HOL) – Residents in Middle Jubba reported a suspected US airstrike in their vicinity on Wednesday.

Locals from the Sakow district reported hearing the rumblings of fighter jets late in the evening, followed by artillery shelling and bombs. The residents believe US forces were targeting Al-Shabaab bases in their surrounding area.

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There has been no word on the casualties.

Sakow is in the heartland of al-Shabab controlled Middle Jubba.

The US carries out frequent airstrikes in Somalia targeting Al-Shabaab fighters. It has not yet commented on the report.

Despite an international effort, Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab still controls large swaths of land in southern and central Somalia.

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