US drone hits Al Shabaab targets in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The US military says its drone carried out an airstrike Monday targeting Al-Shabaab near the coastal town of Kismayo town, where a US soldier was killed last month.

The strike was carried out in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, Maj. Karl Wiest, a spokesman for US Africa Command, told CNN.

Karl Wiest says US forces conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab militants about 50 kilometers north of Kismayo.

He did mention any fighter belonging to Al Shabaab was killed in the strike.

The last US airstrike in Somalia occurred on June 2.