World Jan 05

Extremists attack Kenya military base, 3 Americans killed

Al-Shabab extremists overran a key military base used by U.S. counterterror forces in Kenya before dawn Sunday, killing three American Department of Defense personnel and destroying several U.S. aircraft and vehicles before they were repelled, U.S. and Kenyan authorities said.

World Apr 05

U.S. military admits civilian deaths in Somalia airstrike

Just weeks after insisting that American airstrikes in Somalia had killed no civilians, U.S. Africa Command said Friday that new information reveals that a woman and a child died last April when a U.S. strike targeted al-Shabab militants.

World Jan 15

Al-Shabab claims role in deadly attack at Nairobi hotel

The coordinated assault began with an explosion that targeted three vehicles outside a bank, and a suicide bombing in the hotel lobby that severely wounded a number of guests, said Kenya's national police chief.

World Dec 17

Baidoa, Somalia - May 01: Close-up of a former militia fighter with a gun in the rehabilitation center for former Al-Shabaab militants on May 01, 2017 in Baidoa, Somalia. Photo by Inga Kjer/Photothek via Getty Images
U.S. airstrikes in Somalia kill 62 al-Shabab fighters

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.