[06/December/2018] SANAA, Dec. 6 (Saba) - The US military has killed at least four militants in an air strike against the militant group al-Shabab in a Somalian region as part of its operations to support the government's efforts to break the movement as the US army indicated.
"The strike was carried out on Dec. 4," the US military command in Africa said in a statement published late last night.
"The US air strike was carried out against militants after American forces and their partners were attacked," the statement said.
"Our current assessment shows that the strike killed 4 militants without any civilian being killed," he said.
The United States has been carrying out occasional air strikes in Somalia in support of a UN-backed government that has been fighting the militant group al-Shabab for years.