The strikes were carried out in close coordination with Somalia's government and were "conducted to prevent al-Shabab from using remote areas as a safe haven to plot, direct, inspire, and recruit for future attacks," said the U.S. military statement.
By Abdi Guled, Associated Press
After the three explosions in front of the hotel, a fourth blast hit as medics attempted to rescue the injured. Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the bombs.
By Farah Abdi, Abdi Guled, Associated Press
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. military has carried out more than two dozen airstrikes this year against the al-Qaida-linked…
By Abdi Guled, Cara Anna, Associated Press
After years of civil war and upheaval, Somalia is struggling to its feet, and the U.S. is back in with boots on the ground and drones in the skies. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson and videographer Alessandro Pavone report on the…
By Jane Ferguson
By Michael D. Regan
Somali forces took control of a Mogadishu hotel on Sunday, following a 12-hour standoff with five assailants who entered the building after a truck bomb killed at least 23 people nearby.
By Michael D. Regan
At least 231 people were killed and hundreds more wounded after a massive truck bomb on Saturday struck Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department reported that employers added a net of 211,000 jobs in April, up sharply from March, and dropping the unemployment rate to 4.4, a nearly 10-year low. Also, a U.S. Navy SEAL was…
By Larisa Epatko
The al-Qaida-affiliated militant group al-Shabab is trying to improve its image by delivering food to parts of Somalia that are suffering from drought.
On the campaign stump, Donald Trump promised to give the U.S. military more freedom to strike terrorist targets around the world. Now the president has approved the Pentagon’s plan to intensify its targeting of al-Shabab strongholds in Somalia. Hari Sreenivasan…
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