US airstrikes on Al-Shabaab bases in Somalia, attacks terrorist organization for the second time in a week

US airstrikes on Al-Shabaab bases in Somalia, attacks terrorist organization for the second time in a week

Pentagon spokeswoman Cindy King said that US forces carried out an airstrike on the al-Shabaab extremist group in Somalia.

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US forces carried out an airstrike for the second time on Friday this week against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia. Earlier on Tuesday, the attack was the first such attack since President Joe Biden took office in January. The Pentagon said in a brief statement that the attack was carried out in support of Somali partner forces and therefore the use of military force was permitted under current congressional authorization.

Pentagon spokeswoman Cindy King said the airstrikes were carried out in coordination with the Somali government. This attack was carried out around the Qeycad area in Galmudug area of ​​central Somalia. He said no further details could be released in terms of the security of the operation. Let us tell you that the US withdrew most of its troops from Somalia in the last days of President Donald Trump’s term. Where they were sent to nearby countries. so that they can advise the Somali forces from afar. In addition, organizations affiliated with the al-Qaeda terrorist network can assist the force against al-Shabaab.

Al-Shabaab wants to introduce Islamic Sharia law in Somalia

Earlier, on Tuesday, the US carried out an airstrike on the terrorists of Al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab, an organization affiliated with the Al-Qaeda terrorist network, is trying to topple the government of Somalia. Al-Shabaab’s intention is to establish Islamic sharia law in Somalia. In a statement, the Pentagon said that this airstrike was carried out in the Galkayo area. The US has repeatedly carried out air strikes against al-Shabaab in Somalia. Al-Shabaab has targeted military bases and civilian structures in Somalia and other regional countries through bombing and gun attacks.

How was al-Shabaab born?

The terrorist organization Al-Shabaab was born in 2006. The city of Mogadishu was under the control of the Union of Islamic Courts, an organization of Sharia courts. Its head was Sharif Sheikh Ahmed. The organization was defeated by the Ethiopian army in 2006 and al-Shabaab was born. Al-Shabaab is a radical branch of the Union of Islamic Courts. Al-Shabaab’s sole aim is to overthrow the Somalia government formed in 2017. Al-Shabaab adheres to Saudi Arabia’s ‘Wahhabi Islam’, which is the most radical form of Islam. On the other hand, in the Muslim-majority country Somalia, most people believe in the Sufi sect, that is, they are moderate.

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