The US has declared War on terrorists in Somalia linked to ISIS. And they are not messing around. They are blowing these evil thugs UP.
Many are speculating this is part of a bigger campaign that could lead to ground troops in the war-ravaged country.
A US air strike has killed more than 150 al-Shabab militants in Somalia, the Pentagon says.
Spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the strike hit a training camp where a “large-scale” attack was being planned.
“We know they were going to be departing the camp and they posed an imminent threat to US and [African Union] forces,” Captain Davis said.
“Initial assessments are that more than 150 terrorist fighters were eliminated,” he added.
Mr Davis said the strike, by both drones and manned aircraft, took place on Saturday and targeted Raso Camp, a training facility about 120 miles (195km) north of the capital, Mogadishu.
The camp had been under surveillance for some time, according to Mr Davis. “There was a sense that the operational phase was about to happen,” he said.
Al-Shabab has been instilling sharia law in the country oppressing women and religious minorities. They’ve also been linked to attempted plane bombings.
They’ve also been linked to several high-casualty terrorist attacks.