The Abuja-Nigeria military says a deadly airstrike on Thursday hit an ISIS terrorist camp and the number of casualties could not be determined, with eyewitnesses saying the attack killed dozens of civilians in the northeast, where the country has been fighting for 12 years. Jihadi rebels.
Two Nigerian Air Force planes bombed a fish market in the village of Daban Masara, killing dozens of civilians, mostly fishermen.
The Nigerian military said in a statement that “necessary steps were taken to ensure the presence of terrorists and to ensure that the strike was carried out precisely and professionally.”
The military said the site of the airstrikes was a well-known enclave in the West African branch of ISIS, adding that fishing was banned in the area.
The military has banned fishing for years, accusing it of being involved in financing terrorists.
The statement said, “Although casualty figures could not be confirmed, the strike (ISIS) was verified to be successful in disrupting the flow of supplies and troops on foot.”
The airstrikes come two months after the U.S. government moved six A-2 Super Tucano warplanes to Nigeria to help fight Islamic terrorists.
Sources familiar with the matter said the remaining six A-2s are due to arrive from the United States next week or so. The source added that reducing civilian casualties is a serious concern and an issue where the United States will continue to engage with its Nigerian partners.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times