US Special Operations Forces Involved in Somalia Raid: Defense Officials

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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.

The officials would not provide details on potential target, location, any casualties or overall success of the mission.

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