Despite the United States withdrawing most of its troops from Somalia, the U.S. military continues supporting the Somali government and recently conducted two airstrikes against the al-Shabaab terrorist network.

Two airstrikes conducted during the early hours of New Year’s Day killed three members of the terrorist group and destroyed half a dozen buildings used by the militants. The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) stated that the airstrikes were conducted in coordination with the Somali government and targeted al-Shabaab compounds near the town of Qunyo Barrow. AFRICOM released a video of the strikes.

“Current assessments indicate the strikes killed three al-Shabab members, [wounded one], destroyed six, and damaged one al-Shabab compound buildings,” AFRICOM’s statement read. AFRICOM stated that no civilians were killed or injured in the strikes according to its initial assessment.

“This action clearly demonstrates our continuing commitment to Somalia and our regional partners,” Army Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler, AFRICOM’s Director of Operations, said in the statement.

Last year, the U.S. had carried out over 50 airstrikes against al-Shabaab.

“We retain the means and the will to strike the al-Shabaab terrorist network when necessary to protect the region and ultimately, our own nation,” Tyler added.

The U.S. has frequently stated that al-Shabaab, which is linked to al-Qaeda, represents a clear and present danger to the United States, as it can strike within the United States.