(9 Jun 2018) Four US service members who were wounded in an extremist attack in Somalia that killed one special operations soldier have been treated and discharged, the US military said on Saturday.
A US Africa Command statement said the four were in the care of the US Embassy medical team in neighboring Kenya. They were awaiting transport "for additional medical evaluation."
Names of the soldiers have not been released while the US notifies next of kin.
This was the first public announcement of a US military combat death in Africa since four US service members were killed in a militant ambush in the West African nation of Niger in October.
Friday's attack in Jubaland is likely to put renewed scrutiny on America's counterterror operations in Africa.
US troops with Somali and Kenyan forces came under mortar and small-arms fire and one "partner force member" also was wounded in the attack about 350 kilometers (217 miles) southwest of the capital, Mogadishu, the US military said.
The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which is based in Somalia and controls parts of the country's rural south and central regions, claimed responsibility.
The group was blamed for the truck bombing in Mogadishu in October that killed more than 500 people and raised concerns about al-Shabab's ability to build ever-larger explosives.
Friday's joint operation, part of a multi-day mission including about 800 Somali and Kenyan troops, aimed to clear al-Shabab from contested areas.
The US said its personnel had provided advice, assistance and aerial surveillance during the mission.
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There’s situation more complicated then you think don’t just blam Americans starting all wars, do your research while they are there or anywhere, you don’t see China with mass military power helping small countries in need, but I also agree the Americans should let them defend for themselves and take care of our people in America.
Patients taking Viagra are less likely to suffer a heart attack, new research claims.
Men taking the impotence drug were found to have a lower risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart failure than those not on the medication.
The findings mean Viagra could soon be used to treat hundreds of thousands of heart failure patients and even prevent fatal heart attacks, scientists say.
Experts from the University of Manchester studied 6,000 diabetic patients who had been given Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction.
The drug relaxes muscle cells in the blood vessels supplying the penis, allowing more blood to flow there.
This increased blood flow increases the likelihood of getting an erection.
Given the increasing reports of deaths in which the use of Viagra may be implicated, clinicians need to exercise caution when advising their patients with heart
Experts believe a key ingredient in Viagra called PDE5i, which relaxes blood vessels, also prevents damage to heart cells.
Heart failure is caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure.
It most often occurs because the heart muscle has become too weak or stiff to work properly and is usually treated with medication which supports the heart.
Despite diabetics being prone to heart problems, the study participants did not suffer as many incidents as similar patients not on the drug.