The US military killed four militants in an air strike against al Shabaab militants in the vicinity of Awdheegle, Somalia, part of operations supporting government’s efforts to weaken the group.
The military’s Africa Command (Africom) said the strike was carried out on Tuesday this week.
“The US air strike was conducted against militants after US and partner forces came under attack,” Africom said in a statement.
“We currently assess this air strike killed four militants with no civilians involved.”
The United States carries out periodic air strikes in Somalia in support of a UN-backed government which is fighting an al Shabaab insurgency.