As a result of the joint operation of the Somali Ground Forces and the US Air Force, at least 13 members of the Al-Shabaab terrorist group were killed.

APA informs that this was reported by "Xinhua" agency.

Airstrikes have been launched against targets in the Hiran region.

The commanders of the terrorist group are among the dead.

Al-Shabaab was founded in Somalia in 2004.

Since 2008, its militants have periodically committed terrorist attacks.

Until 2010, the group controlled large areas, but in the summer of 2011, it was forced to leave Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, and switch to guerrilla tactics against the country's government and its allies.