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February 26, 2018 7:17 PM Ugandan peacekeepers said to kill 2 Somali soldiers

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali police official says two Somali soldiers were killed in a confrontation with African Union peacekeepers from Uganda. Col. Ahmed Mohamed says the firefight occurred when the AU troops tried to force their way through a security checkpoint manned by Somali soldiers. He says the confrontation occurred in the capital, Mogadishu 43

February 24, 2018 11:23 AM Death toll from twin blasts in Somalia's capital rises to 21

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Authorities say the death toll in a pair of explosions Friday evening in Somalia's capital has risen to 21. The director of Aamin Ambulance service, Dr. Abdirahman Abdulqadir, gave the new toll Saturday. It was confirmed by police Capt. Mohamed Hussein, who said it was based on figures from hospitals. The two car bomb blasts shattered 60

February 22, 2018 4:55 PM US military says drone strike in Somalia kills 4 extremists

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The United States military for the second straight day is announcing a drone strike that killed al-Shabab extremists in Somalia. The U.S. Africa Command says the strike on Wednesday killed four "terrorists" near Jamaame in Lower Juba region in the south. The statement says the U.S. assesses no civilians were killed. The U.S. on Wednesday 44

January 19, 2018 6:31 PM US-backed Somalia commandos kill 4 al-Shabab extremists

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somali and U.S. commandos stormed a camp for al-Shabab extremist fighters in an overnight raid, killing at least four of the fighters and rescuing dozens of child conscripts, a Somali intelligence official said Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said special 66

January 19, 2018 12:34 PM US says airstrike in Somalia kills 4 members of al-Shabab

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed four members of the al-Shabab extremist group. A statement Friday from the U.S. Africa Command says the strike was carried out Thursday about 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest of the port city of Kismayo. The statement says no civilians were killed. The U.S. military carried 38

January 5, 2018 8:49 AM US designates al-Shabab deputy leader as 'global terrorist'

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The United States government has designated the deputy leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group a "global terrorist." A State Department statement says the designation of Abukar Ali Adan blocks any assets of his that are subject to U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. citizens from making any transactions with him. The al-Qaida-linked 47

January 3, 2018 12:31 PM US airstrike in Somalia destroys vehicle carrying explosives

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The U.S. military says it has carried out a drone strike in Somalia that killed two al-Shabab extremists and destroyed a vehicle carrying explosives, "preventing it from being used against the people in Mogadishu." The U.S. Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred early Tuesday about 50 kilometers (31 miles) west of the capital 45

December 11, 2017 5:18 PM Car bomb kills journalist in Somalia capital, says witness

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali journalist has been killed by a car bomb in the capital late Monday, says a fellow journalist. Mohamed Ibrahim, a news presenter for Kalsan TV, died at a hospital after being injured by a bomb concealed in his car in Mogadishu's Wadajir district, said Ahmed Mohamed, who works for the same broadcaster. Somalia is one of the most dangerous 51

December 1, 2017 5:16 PM Niger okays armed flights of US drones

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has received permission from the government of Niger to begin flying armed drones from the capital, Niamey, a U.S. official said Friday. The arrangement, which has not been publicly announced, reflects an expanding U.S. military campaign against extremists in Africa and is based on a recently signed U.S-Nigerien memorandum of understanding 47

November 15, 2017 1:15 PM US drone strike in Somalia kills 'several' with al-Shabab

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The U.S. military says it has carried out a drone strike against al-Shabab in Somalia that killed several extremists. The U.S. Africa Command says this is the 28th such airstrike this year in Somalia against both the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab and the new but growing presence of Islamic State group fighters. Wednesday's U.S. military 44