Al-Shabab militants parade new recruits after arriving in Mogadishu from their training camp south of the capital in this October 21, 2010 file photo. (REUTERS/Feisal Omar/Files)
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U.S forces in Somalia said Friday that four Al-Shabab militants were killed in an airstrike as part of the ongoing offensive against the militants.The United States Africa Command said the strike took place Thursday in southern Somalia, around 50 kilometers northwest of the port city of Kismayo.It was the second strike by U.S. forces so far this year against the Al-Shabab militants.Separately, Somali authorities said troops stormed a school run by Al-Shabab Thursday night and rescued 32 children who had been taken as recruits.No comment was immediately available from the Somali government on the reports of casualties or the use of drones.
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