Al-Shabab Extremists Attack US Military Base In Somalia


Al-Shabab extremists claim attack on Somalia base used by U.S. forces

The al-Shabab militant group said it had carried out the attack, using a car bomb to blast through the gates before sending its fighters inside. No Americans appear to have been injured in the attack. US forces conducted 2 airstrikes and small arms “self-defense” operations killing ten terrorists, destroying one vehicle.

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A Somali official confirmed reports of an attack on a U.S. base in the country on Monday. Yusuf Abdourahman, a security official with the Lower Shabelle regional administration, told The Associated Press that a suicide car bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives at the gate of a military airstrip that serves as a base for U.S. and Somali forces.

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He said a burst of gunfire could be heard across the base after the bombing, suggesting an ongoing attack on the facility.

Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the attack.

The U.S. military uses Belidogle airstrip in the Lower Shabelle region as a base where it launches drones that attack al-Shabab and trains Somali troops. AFRICOM confirmed a strike by U.S. drones about two weeks ago in support of Somali forces who came under attack by al-Shabab militants while on patrol in Lower Juba province. More

President Donald Trump will respond to the jihadis in ways that they haven’t experienced with our previous presidents. Here comes the boom!

I would love to hear one, just one, MSM reporter ask Rep. Ilhan Omar if she denounces this violence by her fellow countrymen against Americans. They won’t ask, because all there will be is silence. A US military base was attacked by a suicide bomber this should be on the front page on every news site.

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