US Airstrike Kills Top ISIS Leader In Somalia

US Airstrike Kills Top ISIS Leader In Somalia

An airstrike led by the United States has felled Islamic State's second in command in Somalia, a security minister in the northwest region of Puntland confirmed the announcement.
ISIS commander Abdihakim Dhoqob and a suspected colleague were traveling in a car when the airstrike hit them near Hiririo village in the Iskushuban district of Bari region in the afternoon of Sunday.
The minister of security, Abdisamed Mohamed Galan, however refused to confirm whether it was the United States that had launched the airstrike. He was speaking from the port of Bokasso.
The United States recently resumed their airstrikes against terrorist groups in Somalia on Wednesday despite criticism by Amnesty International that claims civilians were being hit by some of the airstrikes.
The United States has admitted that only two civilians have been killed since they launched the airstrikes. Amnesty International disputes this number.
The number of ISIS fighters in Somalia are largely outnumbered by fighters in the al Shabaab group. A section of the al Shabaab pledged its allegiance to the ISIS.
The terrorist groups are losing grip in Somalia with the increasing airstrikes and the operations of the AMISOM force that has driven them out of many towns they previously held.

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