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3 Ways America Just Made the World a Safer Place

A MQ-9-Reaper UAV Drone
A MQ-9-Reaper UAV Drone (Photo: US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson)

Last week, terrorists from around the globe were taken out by U.S. strikes. Here’s a look at three places America hit last week, making the world a safer place for everyone.

  1. America drone striked ISIS terrorists in the center of Libya, the first of such strikes since September, sending a signal to extremist groups in Africa that they will not be tolerated. U.S. strikes there last September killed 17 terrorists, while a major bombardment close to a year ago saw 500 strikes against terrorists holed up in the coastal city of Sirte.
  2. The U.S. conducted six days of airstrikes against ISIS and al-Shabaab in Somalia, bringing the number of strikes against Somali terrorists to 28 this year. The strikes were carried out in coordination with Somalia’s government. They were in retaliation for a previous attack by al-Shabaab against a convoy of U.S. and Somali forces. Al-Shabaab is al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia.
  3. Two Iraq brothers, Yusuf and Umar Demir, both terrorists, were killed in an American airstrike in the city of Al-Qa’im, a town in western Iraq close to the Syrian border. Just days later, two German news outlets quoted security officials saying that a group of terrorists led by the brothers were planning to launch terror attacks in Germany using remote-controlled cars rigged with explosives. The brothers were of Turkish origin and had “direct relations” with the self-styled caliph of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdad

 

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