By U.S. AFRICA COMMAND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, United States Africa Command | Stuttgart, Germany | Aug 26, 2017
We are aware of the civilian casualty allegations near Bariire, Somalia. We take any allegations of civilian casualties seriously, and per standard, we are conducting an assessment into the situation to determine the facts on the ground.
We can confirm that the Somali National Army was conducting an operation in the area with U.S. forces in a supporting role.
U.S. forces are in Somalia at the request of the Federal Government of Somalia and are committed to helping Somali forces neutralize al-Shabaab and bring stability to the region.
Published Date: August 25, 2017