The United States has conducted its first airstrike against the al-Shabaab terrorist group since Joe Biden became president.

Cynthia King, a spokesperson for the Defense Department said that the airstrike was conducted to support U.S. partner Somali National Army troops who were under attack from al-Shabaab, near Galkayo, Somalia.

No U.S. forces accompanied the Somalis during the operation, but were remotely advising and assisting them from an unidentified location outside of Somalia, King added.

King did not give a number of casualties suffered as a result of the airstrike nor provided additional information on the operation.