Just the News – American military forces killed a key al-Shabaab terror group leader in an airstrike in Somalia last week, U.S. Africa Command said Tuesday.
The leader, Yusuf Jiis, was one of three enemy fighters killed in a joint, April 2 strike with the Federal Government of Somalia. The strike took place near Bush Madina, about 135 miles west of the capital city of Mogadishu.
Jiis was a foundational member of al-Shabaab and held key positions within the group, according to AFRICOM. Read more