The United States has conducted three counterterrorism strikes in Libya in 2018.
The strike killed 12 Shabaab terrorists.
Two regional combatant commands acknowledged reports of civilian casualties in recent operations.
The military has not produced detailed press releases for any strikes this year, continuing 2017’s limited transparency.
US forces have conducted four strikes in Somalia in 2018, all of which targeted Shabaab.
The Security Force Assist Brigade (SFAB) will be responsible for developing partner nation militaries, an area in which the United States has struggled in the past.
Backed by Saudi air power, Yemeni forces are advancing on a number of critical fronts including Yemen’s northern border and western coast.
The Houthis claim the missile used was a Burkan-2H, which recent evidence suggests is Iranian-supplied.