• Kenya Jan 5

    3 Americans Killed in Kenyan Military Base Attack

    Somalia’s al-Shabab extremist group attacked a military base used by U.S. and Kenyan troops in coastal Kenya early Sunday, destroying U.S. aircraft and vehicles, Kenyan authorities said. Kenya’s military said the pre-dawn assault was repulsed and at least four attackers were killed....

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    It was the first known al-Shabab attack against U.S. forces inside Kenya, a key base for fighting one of...

  • Donald Trump Jul 17, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's False Claims About Rep. Ilhan Omar

    President Donald Trump accused Rep. Ilhan Omar of professing a “love” for al Qaeda and talking about “how great” and “how wonderful” al Qaeda is. That is false. Trump also misleadingly claimed polls showed Omar only has 8% support, not mentioning that a similar figure is from a poll of white likely general-election voters without a bachelor’s degree.

  • Donald Trump Jan 17, 2019

    Death Toll in Nairobi Attack Climbs to 21, Plus 5 Attackers

    The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed, police said Wednesday in the aftermath of the brazen overnight siege by al-Shabab gunmen. Two people accused of facilitating the attack were arrested. The number of those killed at the DusitD2 complex rose with the discovery...

  • Donald Trump Jan 15, 2019

    ‘Attack Incident' at Upscale Complex in Kenya

    Authorities say an upscale area in Nairobi, Kenya, was under attack Tuesday. People were rushed from the scene after a blast and heavy gunfire.

  • United States Dec 17, 2018

    US Conducts 6 Airstrikes Against Somalia Extremists, 62 Dead

    The U.S. military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabab extremist rebels. In a statement issued Monday, the U.S. military’s Africa Command said it carried out four strikes on Dec. 15 in which 34 people were killed and two more on Dec. 16 which killed 28. All...

  • Donald Trump Oct 16, 2018

    US Airstrike in Somalia Kills About 60 Al-Shabab Fighters

    The U.S. military on Tuesday announced its deadliest airstrike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia in nearly a year, killing about 60 fighters. The U.S. Africa Command said Friday’s airstrike occurred near the al-Shabab-controlled community of Harardere in Mudug province in the central part of the country. According to its assessment no civilians were injured or killed, the statement...

  • Donald Trump Jun 8, 2018

    1 U.S. Special Ops Soldier Killed, 4 Wounded in Attack in Somalia

    One U.S. special operations soldier was killed and four U.S. service members wounded in an “enemy attack” Friday in Somalia, the U.S. military said — casualties that are likely to put renewed scrutiny on America’s counterterror operations in Africa. It’s the first public announcement of a U.S. military combat death on the continent since four U.S. service members were killed...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2017

    Somalia's Death Toll Now at 358 as ‘State of War' Planned

    Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray Friday at the site of the country’s deadliest attack, while the toll rose to 358 and dozens remained missing. Somalia’s president will announce a “state of war” against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said. The United States is expected to play a supporting role in the new...

  • spokesman Oct 16, 2017

    Over 300 Killed in Deadliest Single Attack in Somalia's History, Hundreds More Missing

    More than 300 people were killed in the weekend truck bombing in Somalia’s capital and scores remained missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from one of the world’s worst attacks in years. As funerals continued, the government said the death toll was expected to rise. Nearly 400 people were injured after Saturday’s bombing targeted...

  • director Oct 16, 2017

    After Bombing, Somalia Fears Renewed Al-Shabab Onslaught

    As the toll rises above 300 from one of the world’s deadliest attacks in years, the al-Shabab extremist group has sent a powerful signal that the international focus on extremism can’t afford to overlook the African continent. Saturday’s truck bombing on a crowded Mogadishu street showed that al-Shabab, targeted for years by U.S. airstrikes and tens of thousands of African...

  • head Oct 14, 2017

    Huge Blast Rocks Somalia's Capital; Police Say 20 Killed

    A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia’s capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they’d heard in years. The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a busy road in Hodan district and at least 15 people were injured, police Capt. Mohamed Hussein said. Security forces had been trailing...

  • Donald Trump Jul 13, 2017

    US, Somalia Forces Raid al-Shabab, Kill Several: Official

    United States and Somali military forces raided a rebel-held village in southern Somalia and killed several al-Shabab fighters early Thursday, a senior Somali intelligence official said, as both countries step up efforts against Africa’s deadliest Islamic extremist group. Somali commandos accompanied by U.S. forces in two helicopters raided two locations, the official said. They included a detention center run by...

  • President Jul 9, 2017

    Al-Shabab Beheads 9 Civilians in Attack on Kenya Village

    Al-Shabab extremists from neighboring Somalia beheaded nine civilians in an attack on a village in Kenya’s southeast early Saturday, officials said, adding to growing concerns the Islamic militant group has taken up a bloody new strategy....
    The attack occurred in Jima village in Lamu County, said James Ole Serian, who leads a task force of security agencies combating the al-Qaida-linked...

  • The Associated Press Jun 15, 2017

    5 Rebels Killed After Taking Hostages, Killing at Least 17, in Somalia's Capital

    Somali survivors early Thursday described harrowing scenes of the night-long siege of a popular Mogadishu restaurant by al-Shabab Islamic extremists that was ended by security forces. At least 17 people, including foreigners, were dead, police and an ambulance driver said. Survivors of the attack were led by soldiers from the Pizza House restaurant building. The injured were taken by ambulances....

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2017

    Pentagon Uses New Authority to Strike Somali Terrorist Outpost

    The U.S. military used the expanded authority President Donald Trump granted to the Pentagon in March to strike a terrorist outpost in Somalia on Sunday, NBC News reported. Together with Somali partners, the Pentagon said, the Pentagon used a drone to target a command and control and logistics hub 185 miles southwest of Mogadishu — the nation’s capital — to...

  • The Associated Press Jun 8, 2017

    Nearly 70 Dead in al-Shabab Attack on Somalia Military Base

    Heavily armed al-Shabab extremists have stormed a military base in Somalia’s semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing close to 70 people and wounding dozens more, officials said Thursday. Residents said civilians, including women, were beheaded during the rampage. Officials called it the region’s deadliest attack in years, highlighting the twin challenges facing security forces from the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab and the growing...

  • Iraq May 7, 2017

    'Warrior Spirit': Pentagon IDs Navy SEAL Killed in Somalia

    The Navy SEAL killed in Somalia during an operation against a terrorist group was identified Saturday as Kyle Milliken, a decorated 15-year veteran, NBC News reported. Milliken, a 38-year-old senior chief special warfare operator from Falmouth, Maine, was killed Thursday in a remote area of Somalia — about 40 miles west of the capital of Mogadishu — after he and...

  • Donald Trump May 5, 2017

    US Military Member Killed in Somalia, 1st Death Since 1993

    A U.S. service member has been killed in Somalia during an operation against the extremist group al-Shabab — the first U.S. combat death there in more than two decades — as the United States steps up its fight against the al-Qaida-linked organization in a country that remains largely chaos. “We do not believe there has been a case where a...

  • Donald Trump Apr 14, 2017

    US Sends Dozens of Troops to Somalia, 1st Time in Decades

    The U.S. military is sending dozens of regular troops to Somalia in the largest such deployment to the Horn of Africa country in roughly two decades. The United States pulled out of Somalia after 1993, when two helicopters were shot down in the capital, Mogadishu, and bodies of Americans were dragged through the streets. Even now, Somalia’s fragile central government...

  • President Apr 5, 2017

    Car Bomb Kills at Least 7 at Restaurant in Somalia's Capital

    A massive car bomb blast at a restaurant in Somalia’s capital killed at least seven people, police said Wednesday, as fears grew that al-Shabab extremists who have vowed to destabilize the country’s new government were behind it. Several others were injured in the blast near the ministries of internal security and youth and sports in Mogadishu, Col. Ahmed Hashi said....

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