Africa Command takes great measures to prevent civilian casualties.
Protecting innocent civilians remains a vital part of the command’s
operations to promote a more secure and stable Africa.
is the largest and most kinetically active al-Qaeda network in the
world and has proved both its will and capability to attack U.S. forces
and threaten U.S. security interests. U.S. Africa Command, alongside its
partners, continues to take action to prevent this malicious terrorist
group from planning and conducting attacks on civilians.
remains key to the security environment in East Africa. U.S. Africa
Command’s forces will continue training, advising, and equipping partner
forces to give them the tools that they need to degrade al-Shabaab.
Africa Command will continue to assess the results of the operation and
will provide additional information as appropriate. Specific details
about the units involved and assets used will not be released in order
to ensure operations security.
U.S. Africa Command,
headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, with partners, counters malign
actors and transnational threats, responds to crises, and strengthens
security forces in order to advance U.S. national interests and promote
regional security, stability and prosperity.
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