U.S. says 13 suspected ISIS members killed in Somalia airstrike


The strike is carried out in the Golis Mountains in northern Somalia, where 3 ISIS militants were killed in April.

NAIROBI, Kenya – US forces in Africa launched an airstrike against the Islamic State group (ISIS) in Somalia, killing 13 suspected militants, a military statement said Thursday, May 9.

The strike was carried out in the Golis Mountains in northern Somalia, where 3 ISIS militants were killed in April.

“At this time, it is assessed the airstrike on May 8 killed thirteen terrorists. Currently, we assess no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this airstrike,” said a statement from the US Africa Command, or Africom.

ISIS has a relatively small presence in Somalia compared to the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab.

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But ISIS has been particularly active in the northern Puntland region, establishing training camps and depots for weapons coming mainly from nearby Yemen.

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The Shebab, by far the largest radical Islamist group in Somalia, officially integrated into Al-Qaeda in 2012. But a small number of its members – around 200 – defected to ISIS.

That group, based in semi-autonomous Puntland, is led by Abdulqadir Mumin, who in August 2016 was placed by the US State Department on a list of international terrorists.

ISIS in Somalia has been the target of previous airstrikes.

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Africa Command said an April 14 strike in Somalia killed IS’s second in command there, Abdulhakim Dhuqub, who was in charge of the group’s attack planning and daily operations.

As of late 2018, Africom put the number of IS fighters in Somalia at between 75 and 250 — compared to the estimated 3,000 to 7,000 Shebab members.


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