Sad news to report from Friday out of Somalia where one Special Forces soldier was killed and four wounded fighting the al-Shabaab Islamic terrorist group:
BREAKING: US military: 1 US special forces soldier killed, 4 wounded in gun battle in Somalia.
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 8, 2018
Damn. Earlier today, a U.S. Special Forces member was killed (& four other U.S. service members were injured) in Somalia in a joint operation w/ Somali & Kenyan forces in a battle to wrest territory back from the terrorist group al-Shabaab. Pray for this patriot & his family.?? https://t.co/exTenC3Woy
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) June 9, 2018
From President Trump:
My thoughts and prayers are with the families of our serviceman who was killed and his fellow servicemen who were wounded in Somalia. They are truly all HEROES.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018
A Department of Defense press release said the soldiers were part of joint mission with 800 members of the Somali National Security Forces (SNSF) and the Kenyan Defense Force (KDF) when they came under mortar and small-arms fire approximately 350 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu.
Three of the wounded Americans on one member of the partner forces were medically evacuated for further treatment:
— US AFRICOM (@USAfricaCommand) June 8, 2018