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A new report says Ethiopiaa��s air force has killed about 70 al-Shabab extremists in an airstrike in neighboring Somalia.
The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate says the airstrike was meant to thwart an al-Shabab attack on an Ethiopian contingent of the multinational African Union force.
The report says a�?two vehicles packed with weaponsa�? were destroyed. It does not say where or when the airstrike occurred.
It cites Brig. Gen. Yilma Merdassa with the air force as saying a�?we achieved 100 percent of our plans.a�?
There is no immediate comment from Somali authorities.
Kenya, another member of the AU mission, also has carried out airstrikes against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, while the U.S. military has carried out at least 22 airstrikes against the extremist group this year.