It’s just been released that President Obama has put out a statement that the United States provided military support to France’s attempted hostage rescue in Somalia.

The publicly released letter, which can be seen below, states that the U.S. provided “combat aircraft” support to French ground forces.

In my personal opinion, I would say that Air Force AC-130 gunships were circling above the target area. For the past few years our AC-130 gunships have been utilized numerous times against militants in the Horn of Africa.

It is also possible that fighter planes might have been involved – but in an operation like this I wouldn’t put money on it.