US soldier killed in fight with al-Shabab in Somalia

A US soldier has been killed and two others injured in Barii town, 64 km (40 miles) west of the Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, a statement from US Africa Command says. It adds that the soldiers were part of a unit advising the Somali National Army forces. CNN quotes a US official saying they were part of the “airstrikes and ground missions against terror”.

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