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Baidoa, Somalia - May 01: Close-up of a former militia fighter with a gun in the rehabilitation center for former Al-Shabaab militants on May 01, 2017 in Baidoa, Somalia. Photo by Inga Kjer/Photothek via Getty Images
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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