The Somali military on Sunday said it had killed around forty fighters and commanders of the Islamist terrorist militia Al-Shabaab.
According to the U.S. military’s Africa Command (AFRICOM), the United States supported the Somalis with three air strikes during fighting in the south of the country near the border with Kenya.
The U.S. further stated that it supported Somalia in the fight against Islamists with drones and other assistance.
According to AFRICOM, ten Al-Shabaab terrorists were killed in the strike and there were no civilian casualties.
On its part, African Union peacekeepers stationed in the country are preparing to withdraw by the end of 2024 and have so far handed over six military bases to the Somali army.