The US military on Monday said it carried out a drone attack in Somalia at the weekend, which saw an al-Shabaab militant killed.
In a statement, the US Africa Command said the strike was conducted on Saturday near Tortoroow in southern Somalia.
According to the statement, no civilians were killed in the operation.
Earlier this year, President Donald Trump approved expanded military operations against the Somalia-based Islamist fighters, including classing parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities and launching a program of more aggressive airstrikes.
The US military statement said the airstrike was conducted in coordination with regional partners “as a direct response to al-Shabab actions, including recent attacks on Somali forces.”
There was no immediate comment from Somali officials.
Al-Shabaab has waged an insurgency in Somalia for almost a decade, aimed at toppling the government and installing strict Sharia governance.
Earlier this year, President Abdulahi Mohamed Farmajo appealed to Western nations to lift an arms embargo against his country, in order to enhance the war against the militants.