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.
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.
The historic win makes Justify the 13th Triple Crown champion and the first to claim the title since American Pharoah in 2015. Majority he has already beaten, in either the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness , but there are a few new faces.
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".
Wednesday has a different global host country and this year's host is India, where the official celebration is taking place. Beyond focusing on plastic wastes are the other dangers which poor environmental habits constitute to human existence.
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 .
He also felicitated his Chinese counterpart on successful conduct of the SCO Summit in China and wished it a resounding success. Modi and Xi are again expected to meet next month during the BRICS Summit in South Africa.
US-Mexico trade is worth about $600 billion annually and about 16 per cent of US goods go to its southern neighbour. They'll hike the price of products including pork, apples, potatoes, bourbon as well as different types of cheese.
Some chose to stay in the area, which now has no power, cell reception, landlines or county water, officials said. County Managing Director Wil Okabe says his vacation home in Kapoho Beach Lots is also threatened.
The Frenchman is set to become Liverpool's second signing of the summer following the £44m purchase of Monaco ace Fabinho. He played just 17 minutes in their World Cup qualifying campaign. "Real Madrid or Barcelona might come in for me".
With iOS 12 , notifications are now grouped by app, removing the never-ending list of notifications that greeted me each morning. It will give a time breakdown of how and when their phone was used as well as a report on the number of notifications received.
Amazon Fire TV Cube is an Alexa Powered Universal Remote
You can do things like ask for the weather, check your calendar, and get your daily briefing all thanks to the streaming box. Amazon Prime members that pre-order the device on June 7 or June 8 will pay $89, giving them a $30 discount.
Company says Kate Spade will be 'dearly missed'
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Trump attorney says Kim Jong Un 'begged' for summit
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.
Dynasty's doorstep: Warriors take 3-0 lead in Finals
But it first happened a few years ago when he ripped away the Cavs' chances at multiple titles during the LeBron 2.0 era. It is unclear whether Iguodala can join Golden State's active roster in time for Game 3 at Cleveland on Wednesday.
Fiery Alli vows to keep cool at World Cup
The tweet, which blew up on social media, was captioned: "I still haven't booked any holidays". "But it's tough to get into the World Cup , there's only 32 places".
Injury wrecks Williams' audacious French title bid
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.