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 Baldor, Associated Press
In our Friday news wrap, Somali forces battled al-Shabab militants in Mogadishu, killing the attackers to end a siege that left 29 civilians dead. Also, Otto Warmbier's parents rebuked President Trump for not holding North Korean leader Kim Jong Un…
In our Thursday news wrap, President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced off over funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump tweeted his frustration toward congressional Democrats, while Pelosi said determining border security policy requires a “cost-benefit…
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…
By Abdi Guled, 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 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.
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.
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