Alwaght- The US army claims it has targeted ISIS terrorist groups in two separate air strikes against the in northeastern Somalia.
The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said the Friday attacks were reportedly carried out in coordination with Somali government forces and that several ISIS members.
The AFRICOM statement said that US forces will continue to cooperate with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali National Security Forces (SNSF) to target "terrorists", their training camps and safe havens throughout Somalia.
In August, raid involving US troops in Somalia caused a rift between the government in Mogadishu and a powerful clan that says innocent farmers were massacred, months after President Donald Trump approved stepped-up operations there.
Under the pretext of war on terror, the US is increasing its military presence in the strategic horn of Africa region and has already established a military base in Djibouti.
The US military has conducted at least 60 strikes in Somalia since 2007 while in April, Trump deployed American troops to Somalia for the first time in 20 years.
In late October, the chair of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, announced that Pentagon saw the continent as a new front line against ISIS.