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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday it carried out a strike in Somalia against the al-Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militant group about 300 miles southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu.

"We will continue to assess the results of the operation and will provide additional information as appropriate," the U.S. military's Africa Command said in a statement, without providing any details, such as the number of fighters killed.

"Specific details about the units involved and assets used will not be released in order to ensure operational security."

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by James Dalgleish)

Reuters