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.
By Abdi Guled, Tom Odula, Cara Anna, Associated Press
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.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
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.
By Joseph Mwihia, Associated Press
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
By Farah Abdi, 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 Abdi Guled, Cara Anna, 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 Jane Ferguson
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 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.
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