On July 21st, the government forces of Somalia, together with US African Command forces carried out an airstrike against ISIS-Somalia terrorists after they attacked partner forces in a remote location near Timirshe, Somalia.
The attack resulted in the death of 7 ISIS militants.
“We continue to apply pressure on terrorist groups and assist our Somali partners in disrupting their operations,” said U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Miguel Castellanos, deputy director of operations, AFRICOM. “We continue our support to rid Somalia of the likes of ISIS and al-Shabaab.”
— US AFRICOM (@USAfricaCommand) July 22, 2020
The US forces were already present in the area when the airstrike took place in order to advise the Somali and other partner forces.
“Mistruths and lies are the terrorist weapons of choice,” said Col. Chris Karns, director of public affairs, AFRICOM. “ISIS-Somalia and al-Shabaab have bankrupt narratives and visions of the future. Our partnership to unmask and degrade the capability of these terrorists is essential to security and stability in Somalia.”
Islamic State propagandists published in the Naba newspaper a photograph taken before the attack on the US Armed Forces and the Puntland Security Forces in the area of Nab. Bossaso. It shows the armored vehicles of the American military and the pick-ups of the Somali security forces.
In turn, the press office of the Puntland Security Forces published photos of the counterattack and the bodies of the liquidated jihadists.
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