The U.S. military used the expanded authority President Donald Trump granted to the Pentagon in March to strike a terrorist outpost in Somalia on Sunday, NBC News reported.
Together with Somali partners, the Pentagon said, the Pentagon used a drone to target a command and control and logistics hub 185 miles southwest of Mogadishu — the nation’s capital — to kill multiple fighters with al-Shabab, a terrorist organization aligned with al-Qaeda.
The bombing was in response to al-Shabab’s recent attacks on the Somali military.
No civilians were reported killed in the U.S. drone attack, and the Pentagon described the operation as a success.
Air Asia Plane Shakes Violently After Technical Failure
A Sunday morning Air Asia flight heading from Perth, Australia, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was forced to turn around after suffering a technical failure that caused the plane to shake violently. Passenger video showed the heavy shaking, with some comparing it to that of a washing machine.