Thursday, March 10, 2016

Pentagon Admits US Ground Troops Involved in Somalia Raid

No pictures yet of the current action involving US troops in Somalia but this shot taken last month (Feb 2016) shows who the opposition were. We are not being told by governments or mainstream media just how deeply ISIS have penetrated into Africa. (Image Source)

Pentagon officials confirmed that US ground troops were involved in a raid against a town in Somalia held by fighters of the ISIS afilliated al-Shabaab terror group. The US troops arrived by helicopter to engage the terrorists in a raid which also involved Somali forces, and which they say killed “more than 10″ fighters.

The US rarely discusses its troops in Somalia, which are nominally “advisers.” Officials suggested today that the troops were again in an “advisory” role and that they didn’t go “all the way” in the raid. They were however involved enough for al-Shabaab to confirm their involvement.

Shabaab reported that the attack killed one of their fighters, and only attacked a single checkpoint, as opposed to an entire town. Somali officials suggested the attack was aimed at an “illegal taxation checkpoint.”

This disputed death toll includes fatalities caused by a massive US drone strike against Somalia, which US officials claim killed over 150, Somali civilian officials claim killed over 200, and which al-Shabaab insisted killed far less, (they would say that, wouldn't they?) maintaining they never have that many of their fighters together in a single place.

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