Defense

US Forces Attack Islamic Terrorists In Iraq, Syria And Somalia

(Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Amy Phan)

Joseph Lafave Contributor

U.S. Forces fighting in both the Middle East and the Horn of Africa struck and killed terrorists this week in airstrikes. Both ISIS and al-Shabaab were targeted for destruction as President Trump continues to uphold his pledge to crush Islamic terror around the globe.

Somalia

In Africa, U.S. forces belonging to U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) killed three al-Shabaab militants near Jilib, Somalia, as well as destroyed their heavy machine gun-equipped truck, known as a technical. This strike was carried out with the full cooperation of the federal government of Somalia, according to AFRICOM officials, who stated that there were no civilian casualties as a result of the strike.

Syria

The battle in Syria remains concentrated near Abu Kamal, near the Syria-Iraq border. The U.S. and coalition forces deployed as part of Operation Inherent Resolve destroyed ISIS tactical units and vehicles.

Iraq

While the fighting in Syria is waining, more strikes were carried out in Iraq. ISIS-held buildings, tactical units, and vehicles were all destroyed, as well as a cave complex near Baghdad.

In total, U.S. and coalition forces conducted 11 strikes between Iraq and Syria. The strikes in Iraq were coordinated with help from Iraqi military units, according to the Pentagon.

“All Coalition air strikes are carried out with the consent of the Iraqi government,” said Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.”