US air strike kills 13 ISIS fighters in Somalia – US army

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A US air strike has killed 13 ISIS fighters in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Wednesday, the United States’ military has said, days after another strike killed three.
The US military has stepped up its campaign of air strikes in Somalia since US President Donald Trump took office, saying it has killed more than 800 fighters in two years.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has gathered recruits in Puntland, although experts say the scale of its force is unclear and it remains a small player compared with al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group that once controlled much of Somalia.

US Africa Command (Africom) said late on Thursday that the latest strike targeted an ISIS-Somalia camp in Golis Mountains.