Trump's tweet came just a few hours after the military officially reported the Special Operations agent's death, stating that one other service member had been wounded in an enemy attack.
The statement does not identify the attackers but says a larger force of Somalian and Kenyan troops were conducting an operation against al-Shabab militants. The operation aimed to clear the Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab from contested areas.
There are now about 500 U.S. troops in Somalia who have been there since 2013 advising local forces battling the al Qaeda affiliate al Shabaab.
Al-Shabab claimed credit for the attack, the SITE Intelligence Group said in a statement Friday.
Friday's incident marked the first time a US service member has died in action in Somalia since Navy SEAL Kyle Milliken, a senior chief petty officer, was killed in May of previous year in a firefight with al-Shabab militants.
That death was followed by an ugly confrontation between President Donald Trump, members of his staff and the widow of one of the soldiers killed.
In a statement Saturday, the U.S. Africa command weighed in, saying the service members were being treated in Kenya at the American embassy by medical personnel.
The U.S. had pulled out of the Horn of Africa nation after 1993, when two helicopters were shot down in Mogadishu and bodies of Americans were dragged through the streets.
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, who heads U.S. Africa Command, said at a Pentagon press conference that he had taken steps to better ensure the safety of U.S. service members in future operations. This isn't unusual, as the Mogadishu-based government tends to have very limited practical control outside of the capital city.
A military official told AFP the dead American was a special operations commando, but further details were not being released pending notification of next of kin.
The role of USA troops during the operation was to provide aerial surveillance and to provide other assistance to the coalition group.
The October attack in Niger raised questions in Washington about the USA military presence across Africa as the Trump administration focuses counterterror efforts on a range of groups linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group.
The changes also apply to Apple's native mac apps, and there's a developer API for third party apps to gain the same style. Another new feature will allow the autofilling of one-time passwords provided by authentication apps.
Mnuchin, who announced the truce in mid-May, has been at loggerheads with more protectionist-minded Trump administration figures. The Trump administration's shifting stance on China may also complicate Ross's ability to extract concessions from Beijing .
It all sounds very similar to Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass , which offers access to many of that consoles' titles for $9.99/month. To this day, Origin Access has existed to provide access to older games in the PC gaming vault from Electronic Arts.
Some Warriors said they would not attend a White House ceremony previous year , shortly after Golden State won the NBA Finals . We'll see if we can do it". "It will be nice when we can just get back to normal in three years". "We can play so much better".
Sharapova will go on to face either Lesia Tsurenko or 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza in the last-eight. However Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou said the decision was made to preserve her Wimbledon hopes.
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Women's Open at Shoal Creek in a dramatic, back-and-forth sudden death playoff Sunday afternoon over Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim. The format for the playoff was a two-hole aggregate on 14 and 18, but the players were still tied after the two holes.
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Durant went to the University of Texas, and you could call the school "butt", since in 2017, it came in at 9th in the BIG 12. James set an early tone barely two minutes into the contest with an wonderful dunk with an assist from the backboard.
North Koreans did not take it kindly when US Vice President Mike Pence talked of "Libya model" approach towards North Korea . At another point, he said it was "absolutely" possible he and Kim could sign a declaration to end the Korean War.
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