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A Somali security officer cordons off the area after a car bomb blast in Mogadishu, Somalia, on December, 16, 2018, injuring at least one person. Photo by MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB / AFP
U.S. airstrikes in Somalia kill 62 al-Shabab fighters

The strikes were carried out in close coordination with Somalia's government and were "conducted to prevent al-Shabab from using remote areas as a safe haven to plot, direct, inspire, and recruit for future attacks," said the U.S. military statement.

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