In our news wrap Monday, the U.S. military said that airstrikes over Somalia killed 62 members of the Islamist group al-Shabab and prevented a major terrorist attack. A U.S. air campaign across the horn of Africa has intensified under President…
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
In our news wrap Tuesday, a U.S.-led military strike in Somalia killed at least 60 members of al-Shabab, a militant organization seeking to establish an extremist Islamic state in the country. Also, in Afghanistan, officials say dozens of police officers…
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 Matthew Pennington and Cara Anna, Associated Press
One U.S. special operations soldier was killed and four U.S. service members wounded in an “enemy attack” Friday in Somalia.
By Jane Ferguson, Alessandro Pavone
Desert sand is slowly taking over Somalia. Just six years after the last major drought emergency, the rains have failed again -- a devastating trend in a country where around 80 percent of people make their living on the land.
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 PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Saturday, Feb. 10, a conflict in the skies over Syria and Israel, and an effort to monitor political ads on Facebook through crowdsourcing. Later, pirates are returning to their old fishing jobs in Somalia. Hari Sreenivasan…
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