A joint operation by the US forces and the Somali forces conducted an airstrike targeting Al-Shabaab militias on Tuesday in the vicinity of Qunyo Barrow area of Lower Shabelle Somalia.
“U.S. Africa Command has assessed that the airstrike killed one Al-Shabaab militia and confirmed no civilians were injured or killed in this airstrike,” read the statement
The strike, AFRICOM said was to stop Al-Shabaab taking advantage of safe havens from which they can build capacity and attack the people of Somalia.
The U.S. military is one of several security actors in Somalia, along with a multinational African Union mission and troops from Kenya and Ethiopia.
The United States says it acts in coordination with Somalia’s government, whose military is expected to take over primary responsibility for the country’s security.