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November 9, 2017 7:14 PM US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 'several militants'

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The U.S. military says "several militants" have been killed in an airstrike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia. A statement by the U.S. Africa Command says the airstrike was carried out Thursday afternoon in the Bay Region, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of the capital, Mogadishu. The U.S. has carried out well over a dozen 41

November 3, 2017 5:12 PM The Latest: US strikes ISIS fighters in Somalia for 1st time

The U.S. military for the first time has conducted two airstrikes against Islamic State group fighters in Somalia. A U.S. official says the strikes were carried out in northeastern Somalia, with the first around midnight local time and the second later in the morning. The official was not authorized to discuss the mission publicly so spoke on condition 52

November 2, 2017 3:31 PM Thousands of Ethiopia troops enter Somalia to hunt al-Shabab

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Border residents say thousands of Ethiopian troops have crossed into Somalia to join a large-scale offensive against al-Shabab extremists. The offensive comes after a truck bombing in Somalia's capital last month killed more than 350 people. Somalia's president has visited countries in the region to seek more military support 54

October 22, 2017 2:49 PM Somalia roadside bombing kills 6 north of Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali police officer says a roadside bomb has killed six people and injured three others. Col. Ahmed Nur says the bomb struck a minibus carrying farmers near Bal'ad town just north of the capital, Mogadishu, on Sunday. There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing in an area that has seen clashes between government 58

October 18, 2017 9:32 AM Thousands in Somali capital march in defiance after attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Somalia's capital in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack. Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly young men and women is marching through Mogadishu amid tight security. "May Allah punish those who massacred our people," said university student Mohamed Salad 59

October 15, 2017 1:01 PM At Least 189 Killed After Twin Bomb Attacks in Somalia

“I call on our citizens to come out, extend help, donate blood and comfort the bereaved,” said the president, who himself donated blood on Sunday. Photos published by the local news media showed that scenes of carnage and devastation. Some of the victims had died in their cars and in public transport vehicles. Families were scrambling to find missing 106

October 14, 2017 3:15 PM Truck Bomb Kills at Least 20 in Somalia’s Capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed at least 20 people in Mogadishu, the police said on Saturday, and shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they have heard in years. The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a busy road in the Hodan district and at least 15 people were injured, Capt. Mohamed Hussein said. Security 95

October 14, 2017 2:07 PM Huge explosion from truck bomb rattles Somalia capital, at least 20 killed

A huge explosion from a truck bomb rattled Somalia’s capital Saturday, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than a dozen. The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a busy road in Hodan district of Mogadishu as residents called it the most powerful blast they’d heard in years. Police Capt. Mohamed Hussein said security forces had been trailing 80

September 30, 2017 2:35 PM Turkey opens military training base in Somalia capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The Turkish government has opened a military training base, its largest in Africa, in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The Turkish chief of staff Gen. Hulusi Akar and Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire inaugurated the newly-constructed facility on Saturday. Khaire thanked Turkey for "unwavering" support to help Somalia rebuild 59

September 1, 2017 6:02 PM US military says Somalia airstrike kills al-Shabab fighter

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A U.S. military airstrike in Somalia has killed an al-Shabab fighter and wounded another, the U.S. Africa Command said Friday, as the fight picks up against Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group. The U.S. statement said the strike was carried out Thursday near Barawe town in southern Somalia's Lower Shabelle region. At least 57