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May 24, 2017 10:49 AM IS claims deadly attack in Somalia's Puntland region

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland — said to be the first time the extremist group has claimed an attack in this Horn of Africa nation. Police said a suicide bomber on Tuesday detonated at a military checkpoint in the commercial hub of Bossaso, killing at least four people 46

May 15, 2017 10:35 PM UN: Sexual violence increasingly used as 'terrorism' tactic

A top U.N. official says sexual violence is increasingly being used as "a tactic of terrorism" from Iraq, Syria and Yemen to Somalia, Nigeria and Mali. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed says "the same litany of horrors" has been told by Yazidis held captive by Islamic State extremists, girls who fled from Boko Haram, Somali women liberated from the al-Shabab 47

May 8, 2017 3:53 PM Car bomb hits Mogadishu cafe, killing 5, say Somalia police

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali police officer says at least five people were killed and 10 others injured when a car bomb exploded at a cafe in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, Monday evening. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the car bomb parked outside Bar Italia was detonated near people sitting outside the cafe which is close to Somalia's immigration department 71

May 6, 2017 5:34 PM U.S. Soldier Killed in Somalia During Operation Against Al-Shabab

Updated | A U.S. soldier has been killed during an operation targeting Al-Shabab in Somalia, the first American service member to be killed in the Horn of Africa country in more than 20 years. The U.S. military command in Africa (AFRICOM) said on Friday that the soldier was killed during an “advise and assist mission” on May 4 in Barii, a town around 52

May 6, 2017 5:30 PM Pentagon identifies Navy SEAL killed in Somalia operation

Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, 38, was killed during a mission in Somalia on Thursday, May 4, 2017. WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has identified the Navy SEAL who was killed in a military operation in Somalia. The Defense Department says Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, 38, of Falmouth, Maine, was killed during 140

May 6, 2017 5:28 PM US Navy SEAL killed in Somalia identified as 15-year veteran

The Navy SEAL killed in action in Somalia this week was a distingusihed 15-year veteran who had had been awarded the Bronze star for heroism in combat four times. Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, 38, was killed during an operation against Al Shabab on May 5 in a remote area approximately 40 miles west of Mogadishu, the Pentagon said Saturday 44

May 5, 2017 3:39 PM U.S. Navy SEAL Killed, 2 Colleagues Hurt in Somalia Gunfight

A Navy SEAL was killed during a gunfight in Somalia with the terrorist group al-Shabab that also injured two other U.S. service members late Thursday, U.S. defense officials told NBC News. The attackers were "neutralized" and the wounded service members were taken to neighboring Djibouti, said an official. The U.S. service members were conducting an operation 57

May 5, 2017 12:31 PM US special operations member killed in Somalia

A U.S. special operations member was killed Thursday fighting terror group Al Shabab -- Al Qaeda's third-largest affiliate -- in Somalia, U.S. officials told Fox News. Fox News is withholding naming the soldier until the next of kin are notified. "U.S. forces were conducting an advise and assist mission alongside members of the Somali National Army" 47

May 3, 2017 4:27 PM Somali leader vows to defeat al-Shabab extremists in 2 years

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Somalia's president says his country has a comprehensive plan to defeat the extremist group al-Shabab within two years. Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed spoke Wednesday during his first visit to neighboring Ethiopia since taking office in February. The Somalia-based al-Shabab has stepped up attacks since his election and vowed revenge 63

April 10, 2017 5:05 PM Maryland man accused of fighting for Somali terrorists reaches plea deal

Somali militia of Al-Shabab are seen during exercises at their military training camp in 2009. A Maryland man accused of fighting with Al Qaeda-allied Somali terrorists has reached a plea deal with prosecutors, court proceedings revealed Monday. Maalik Alim Jones had pleaded not guilty in January 2016 to five counts for allegedly joining Al Shabbab 39