Senior US official has confirmed to VOA that Somali Special Forces and US commandos jointly carried out an attack on Alshabaab base in Awdhigle town.
Senior figures of the armed group Alshabaab were killed in the operation, according to Somali National Army commander General Ali Bashi Mohamed Omar.
US war crafts were aiding the ground troops that carried out the attack on Tuesday night.
The armed group earlier confirmed the attack but dismissed any casualties on their side.
The group spokesman Sheikh Abdulaziz Abu Musab who spoke to the media has also confirmed US drone strike on their training base last week but said the casualties by the US state department is exaggerated.