U.S. special operations forces took part in a military raid in southern Somalia overnight, defense officials told NBC News on Wednesday.
The raid comes just days after the Pentagon said a massive U.S. airstrike killed more than 150 members of the al-Shabab terror group in the east African nation.
The al-Qaeda offshoot said Wednesday that foreign forces dropped in by helicopter had attempted to raid an al-Shabab-held town in southern Somalia overnight, according to The Associated Press. The militant group told the news agency its fighters fended off the raid.
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The officials would not provide details on potential target, location, any casualties or overall success of the mission.