US air strikes target al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

Two new US raids killed six fighters and destroyed a weapons cache near Harardere, the US military says.

    At least six al-Shabab fighters have been killed in two air raids launched against targets near Haradere town in Somalia's Galmudug state, the US military said on Thursday.

    A weapons cache was destroyed in a second air attack on Wednesday, it said, as part of US operations in Somalia since President Donald Trump loosened the rules of engagement last year.

    The United States announced the latest deadly air raids against the al-Qaeda-linked fighters who control large parts of the country. 

    The US has now carried out 35 air attacks this year against al-Shabab, Africa's deadliest armed group.

    Two air attacks on Monday killed 37 fighters and one on Tuesday killed seven.

    SOURCE: News agencies