USA vows to restore peace in Somalia despite death of service member

The 38-year-old is the first American service member killed in combat in the war-torn country since a deadly battle in 1993 - the clash that inspired the movie Black Hawk Down.

With an aim to topple Somalia's Western backed government and drive out African Union peacekeeping troops, Al Qaeda affliated group al Shabaaab have carried out frequent attack in Mogadishu.

The spokesman for al Shabaab was not available for immediate comment. This operation is a part of as American's efforts to fight Al Qaeda. "Leave al-Shabab now", the statement read, adding, "Defect, as many of your brothers are beginning to do".

A Pentagon spokesman said that us special operations troops had come under fire after USA aircraft delivered Somali forces to the target area.

Somalia's military is under growing pressure to take full responsibility for the long-chaotic country's security as a multinational African Union force prepares to start withdrawing in 2018.

The US troops were part of an ongoing US military program to advise and assist Somali ground forces.

The firefight comes several weeks after the Pentagon announced that President Donald Trump had approved expanded military operations in Somalia, authorizing unilateral USA counter-terrorism ground and air strikes against al-Shabab.

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"This tragedy is a testament to the commitment and sacrifice of our US military colleagues who work closely with their Somali and other African counterparts every day to end the destruction inflicted upon the Somali people by Al-Shabaab", Schwartz said in a statement issued in Mogadishu.

A United States military official has told CNN that the new contingent would consist of about 40 soldiers.

Timothy Szymanski, a unit commander, remembers Milliken as "embodying the warrior spirit and toughness infused in our very best Navy SEALs".

The mission was authorized under orders given by the Obama administration.

The U.S. has been supporting Somalia's military with about 50 U.S. advisers in a mission that began several years ago.

In the ensuing firefight "several" al-Shabaab fighters were killed, according to a US military official, and three American troops were wounded, as was an interpreter. It is the first U.S. military casualty in Somalia in 24 years as it steps up involvement in the country.

Al-Shabab is the largest faction working to overthrow Somalia's central government, seeking to establish a society based on Islamic law, known as Sharia.

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