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U.S. Launches Second Drone Strike in Somalia in Under a Week

HeadlineJul 26, 2021

The U.S. military launched its second drone strike in Somalia in under a week Friday. It was also the second attack targeting al-Shabab fighters in Somalia since President Biden took office. Minnesota Congressmember Ilhan Omar, whose family came to the U.S. as Somali refugees, wrote a letter to Biden requesting more information about the strikes. She said, “It is critical that any military action must be part of a broader strategy focused on the security of the Somali people and the stability of the Somali state.”

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