62 killed in US airstrikes

(CNN)Sixty-two militants were killed by US airstrikes in Somalia this month, US Africa Command said in a statement released Monday.

The strikes, which targeted al-Shabaab militants, were conducted near Gandarshe, Somalia, according to the statement. A strike on Saturday killed 34 militants, and a strike on Sunday killed 28 militants, US Africa Command said.
The airstrikes were conducted in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia to “prevent terrorists from using remote areas as a safe haven to plot, direct, inspire and recruit for future attacks,” according to the statement.

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