US forces strike in Somalia for first time since Mainer KIA

US forces strike in Somalia for first time since Mainer KIA.

(NEWS CENTER) — Department of Defense has released information about a strike on the Horn of Africa.

According to Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana White, at about 2 a.m. Eastern, US forces attacked members of al-Shabaab (al-Shabab) in "a direct response to al-Shabaab actions."

This is the first DoD disclosed strike on al-Shabaab forces in Somalia since Maine Navy SEAL Kyle Milliken was killed during a raid in early May.

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The strike was coordinated by authorities that were approved by President Trump in March. The DoD has said that they can "conduct legal action against al-Shabaab within a geographically-defined area of active hostilities in support of partner force in Somalia."

There have not been any reports of US casualties.

 

 

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