A member of the U.S. military was killed in Somalia during an operation against extremist group al-Shabab.
According to a statement from U.S. Africa Command, the service member was killed late Thursday during a mission advising Somali National Army forces.
A U.S. defense official told CNN the deceased was a Navy SEAL.
A spokesperson for U.S. Africa Command told reporters this is the first American combat death in Somalia in more than two decades.
In 1993, two U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters were shot down in Mogadishu, killing 18 soldiers.
But the U.S. has recently stepped up its activities to fight al-Shabab in Somalia.
In March, President Donald Trump approved expanded operations against the group's militants, including more aggressive airstrikes.