ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – A brand new report says Ethiopia‘s air power has killed about 70 al-Shabab extremists in an airstrike in neighbouring Somalia.
The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Company says the airstrike was meant to thwart an al-Shabab assault on an Ethiopian contingent of the multinational African Union power.
The report says “two automobiles filled with weapons” have been destroyed. It doesn’t say the place or when the airstrike occurred.
It cites Brig. Gen. Yilma Merdassa with the air power as saying “we achieved 100 per cent of our plans.”
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There isn’t a fast remark from Somali authorities.
Kenya, one other member of the AU mission, additionally has carried out airstrikes towards the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, whereas the U.S. navy has carried out a minimum of 22 airstrikes towards the extremist group this yr.