AU kills 80 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia


The Somali government has been battling al-Shabaab for years.


The African Union peacekeepers in Somalia said on Monday that the airstrikes they launched against radical Islamist fighters Al-Shabaab’s hideout in the south of the country left 80 militants dead.

The AU Mission, AMISOM, said in Cape Town that, the two separate airstrikes hit the Anole and Kuday localities in the Lower Jubba region, as part of a sustained effort to destroy Al-Shabaab’s military capabilities.

AMISOM said that in Anole, the army contingent killed more than 30 al-Shabaab fighters and destroyed three of the group’s technical vehicles and one SUV loaded with ammunition.

According to the report from Kuday, the Kenyan-led airstrikes killed more than 50 insurgents.

The Somali government has been battling al-Shabaab for years with the backing of AU troops.


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