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January 8, 2019 8:25 AM 6 militants killed in US air strike in Somalia, US says

FILE 2011: Hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. (AP) Six Islamist militants were killed by a U.S. military airstrike in Somalia, an official confirmed Tuesday morning. The operation was carried out on Sunday in the vicinity of Dheerow Sanle, in the lower 280

January 6, 2019 1:17 AM Security Council regrets Somalia's expulsion of UN envoy

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, file photo, Nicholas Haysom, then the top UN envoy in Afghanistan, speaks during a press conference in Kabul. Somalia's government on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 ordered Nicholas Haysom, the United Nations envoy to Somalia, to leave amid questions over the arrest of the al-Shabab extremist group's former deputy leader 122

January 3, 2019 6:18 PM US airstrike kills 10 al-Shabab extremists in Somalia, military says

FILE - The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab continues to control large parts of the country’s southern and central regions and carry out deadly bombings against high-profile targets in the capital, Mogadishu. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File) The U.S. military launched its first airstrikes of 2019 in Somalia, picking up where it left off at year’s end. The U.S. military's 99

December 22, 2018 9:17 AM Somalia blast kills at least 6 near presidential palace

NAIROBI, Kenya – An explosives-packed vehicle detonated at a military checkpoint near Somalia's presidential palace, killing at least six people and wounding several others, police said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which often targets Mogadishu, claimed responsibility for the attack. Those killed include three staffers from the London-based 126

December 20, 2018 5:54 PM US self-defense airstrikes in Somalia kill 11 al-Shabab

JOHANNESBURG – The U.S. military says it has killed 11 al-Shabab extremists with a pair of airstrikes outside Somalia's capital. The U.S. Africa Command statement says Wednesday's airstrikes were in self-defense after al-Shabab fighters attacked forces with the Somali military and the African Union peacekeeping mission. The statement says U.S. personnel 110

December 18, 2018 2:04 AM US 'bans Yemen mum from visiting dying toddler in California'

The Yemeni mother of a dying boy in California is being prevented from seeing him due to a US ban on visitors from her country, the family says. Two-year-old Abdullah Hassan was born with a brain disease that doctors say he will not survive. His relatives say his mother wants to see him one last time before they take him off life-support. His father 111

December 17, 2018 11:19 AM US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

JOHANNESBURG – 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 the air attacks 99

December 2, 2018 6:27 AM U.S. military says strike kills nine militants in Somalia

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The U.S. military said it killed nine militants in an air strike targeting al Shabaab in Lebede, Somalia, as part of its operations to support the government’s efforts to weaken the militant group. The military’s Africa Command (Africom) said the strike was carried out on Friday. “We currently assess this airstrike killed nine militants 83

November 26, 2018 7:08 AM Somali Extremists Killed an Islamic Leader and Over a Dozen Followers at a Sufi Shrine

(NAIROBI, Kenya) — A prominent Islamic leader and at least 17 of his followers have been killed by extremists in an attack in Somalia’s northern city of Galkayo, say police. Early Monday two suicide bombers exploded in front of the preacher’s residence, which is also a Sufi shrine, and then four gunmen stormed the building and opened fire, said Ahmed 86

November 12, 2018 7:55 PM U.N. Security Council set to lift Eritrea sanctions on Wednesday

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea, diplomats said, after the country’s rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti. Diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the 15-member council completed 71