Mogadishu January 19, 2021, the Federal Government of Somalia, in partnership with
the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), conducted two airstrikes against alShabaab in the vicinity of Dab shiniile and Jamaame on Jan. 19, 2021. According to
initial assessments, the airstrikes killed three al-Shabaab operatives.
The al-Shabaab operatives killed in the airstrikes were known as leaders connected to
IED facilitation and fighter recruitment and training.
No civilians were killed or injured in the attacks, according to initial assessments.
The Federal Government of Somalia and U.S. Africa Command forces take great
measures to prevent civilian casualties. These efforts contrast with the indiscriminate
attacks that al-Shabaab regularly conducts against the civilian population.
The Federal Government of Somalia and the United States remain committed to
fighting al-Shabaab and other militant organizations to prevent the deaths of innocent
men, women, and children in Somalia and neighboring countries. Through this
cooperation, the Federal Government of Somalia aims to rid Somalia of al-Shabaab
and to provide a better future for the Somali people.