Report: US carries out drone strikes in Somalia

3 strikes against Islamic extremists in 24 hours

The U.S. military said Sunday that it carried out three drone strikes against Islamic extremists in Somalia within 24 hours, The Associated Press reported.

The attacks by unmanned drones ramp up the military's campaign against al-Shabab and the Islamic State group, the AP reported.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Africa command said the strikes killed several extremist fighters and are among the now 26 strikes carried out in the country this year, the AP reported.

The AP reported that two of the strikes were against al-Shabab, an al-Qaida ally that has been waging a war for 10 years to establish rule by Shariah law in Somalia.

The third U.S. strike was in northern Somali against the Islamic State group, which has been working to establish itself in Somalia over the past two years, the AP reported.


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