Five members of the group were killed in the airstrike.
The African command of the US armed forces said that it, in coordination with the government of Somalia, on Friday launched an airstrike against Al-Shabab, a terrorist group linked to al – Qaeda.
The command issued a statement on Saturday saying that the strike was carried out on April 3 in the Bush-Madina area.
According to initial estimates, five terrorists were killed in the airstrike, the statement said. No civilians were injured.
The African command is working with the government of Somalia to improve the situation in the country and the living conditions of the Somali people, as well as to strengthen public administration and economic development.
The command and its international partners “recognize that stability in Somalia cannot be achieved solely by military means,” the statement said. “This requires programs and opportunities for the Somali people,” the document notes.
The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Saturday that Somalia is at a critical crossroads as the country faces the spread of COVID-19, and at the same time, it faces violence, conflict, displaced people and malnutrition.