This was the latest in series of aerial bombardments by US military in the Horn of Africa Country in the past few months after President Trump giving AFRICOM a broader authorization to target Al Qaeda-linked and Pro-ISIL Extremist groups.
Military officials told VOA that Tuesday's strike hit an al-Shabab training camp in the country's Bay region, about 200 kilometers northwest of the capital, Mogadishu.
There are now 500 USA military personnel stationed in Somalia, supporting and conducting American-led counterterrorism operations in the country, Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning said earlier this month.
U.S. forces on Tuesday conducted an airstrike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp, killing more than 100 militants, U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said in a statement.
A USA defense official said that the strike on an al-Shabaab training camp was carried out by a manned aircraft, CNN reported. "US forces subsequently conducted the strike under collective self-defense authorities", command officials said regarding the November 3 strike.
Al-Shabab spokesman Abdiasis Abu Musab denied the attack. But it retains a strong presence in parts of the south and center and carries out gun and bomb attacks.
"Al-Shabaab has publicly committed to planning and conducting attacks against the USA and our partners in the region".
Earlier this month, the US warned of a threat to its diplomatic staff in Mogadishu and directed all non-essential staff to leave the capital. He declined to comment on the exact number of al-Shabab fighters based in the country, or whether other terror groups like Islamic State were gaining a foothold in the Horn of Africa.