Somali civilians suffer from US attacks.
Senior Somali clerics condemn the US military actions in the African country which have resulted in the death of hundreds of civilians.
“The US forces say they only attack rebels, but they have killed many civilians during their military operations in Somalia,” said Sheikh Abba in the southern city of Marka.
The clerics also condemned the US planes’ bombings of the house of Aden Hashi Ayro, the leader of al-Shabab militias, in the Somali town of Dusamareb in the Galgadud region.
Aden Hashi was killed during Thursday’s bombing along with another senior leader named Sheikh Muhdin Omar.
Mohamed Abulfazl, a senior Somali analyst, said the killing of the two leaders by the US was a message for Ethiopia to continue its military presence in Somalia.
Al-Shabab spokesman Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Ali has vowed revenge on the US and ‘their puppets’, saying the insurgents would not enter into talks with President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed’s government.