USA says air strike in Somalia kills over 100 militants

A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The Reaper has the ability to carry both precision-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson)

WASHINGTON – The U.S. military claimed to have killed on Tuesday over 100 militants in a drone strike targeting an al Shabaab camp in Somalia.

In a statement, the U.S. Africa Command said the strike happened in Leb-Adde area, some 125 miles (201 km) northwest of Mogadishu.

Tuesday’s strike was carried out in coordination with Somalia’s federal government.

The U.S. Africa Command said that it plans to continue to target militants in Somalia.

There have been 29 strikes acknowledged by the Pentagon so far this year. Seven of those strikes took place between November 9 and 14.

There was no immediate response from Al Shabaab over the claims made by U.S. Africa Command.