Somalia Demands Explanation for US Airstrike

Somalia's government is demanding an explanation from the United States for Wednesday's deadly airstrike in central Somalia. The Pentagon said in news release Thursday that its forces launched a "self-defense" strike against al-Shabab near the town of Galkayo, killing at least nine militants. However, Galmudug state vice-president Mohamed Hashi Abdi told VOA's Somali service that the U.S. airstrike killed 13 members of Galmudug forces.  After the weekly cabinet meeting in Mogadishu,...

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