Mogadishu, A United Nations-backed AU. Somali forces in Somalia has been battling al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels in the troubled Horn of Africa country.
The airstrike was conducted around 40 KM north of Kismayo in Lower Juba region and killed 9 Al Shabaab militants.
A statement from the United States Department of Defense spokesman said that the shelling was not a significant loss to civilians, including al-Shabaab terrorists.
The United States has increased the target group- militia leaders. Al-Shabaab. The Somali government, with the help of its international partners, has pushed the al Shabaab and the terrorist attacks to target the terrorists in the country.