MOGADISHU, June 4 (Xinhua) -- The United States military said Monday that its special forces conducted an airstrike that killed 27 al-Shabab terrorists in northern Somalia.
The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) that oversees American troops on the African continent said the Saturday strike was conducted in cooperation with Somali government southwest of Bosasso.
"We currently assess no civilians were killed in this airstrike," Africom said in a statement.
The strike is the latest in a series of similar missions by the U.S. forces in Somalia in collaboration with Somali and African Union forces in the Horn of Africa country.
The strikes have largely targeted al-Shabab figureheads and bases in southern Somalia, where the group still maintains a strong grip in some regions.