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U. S. Condemns Terror Attack In Somalia That Killed At Least 230

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 3:30pm 10/15/2017 at 3:30pm
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Two truck bombs detonated in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday, killing at least 230 people and wounding hundreds more.  Reports indicate that the Somali government believes al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab is responsible.

The United States has condemned the attack, calling it “cowardly,” and has vowed to continue to fight the “scourge of terrorism.”

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Al Qaeda affiliate seizes Somali uranium mine

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 10:30am 9/2/2017 at 10:30am
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Fox News is reporting that an Al Qaeda affiliate has seized control of uranium mines in Africa, intending to eventually supply the material to Iran.

The information comes a in a diplomatic letter from a top Somali official appealing to the U.S. for “immediate military assistance.”

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John Kerry is in Somalia—but couldn’t leave the airport

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 1:15pm 5/5/2015 at 1:15pm

It’s not just those lunchtime margaritas messing with your brain—John Kerry finally did something productive.

John Kerry went to Somalia. He’s the first U.S. Secretary of State ever to do it, and the most senior U.S. official to make the journey since President George H.W. Bush went in 1992...

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Al-Shabaab Intel Head Killed in Drone Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 5:45pm 12/31/2014 at 5:45pm

Al-Shabaab intelligence head Abdishakur Tahliil was killed during a targeted December 29 airstrike conducted by U.S. forces just outside of the Somali city of Saakow. The mission was conducted by unmanned aircraft and used Hellfire missiles to “microtarget” Tahliil’s vehicle.

Bloomberg reports:

The U.S. Defense Department in a statement today confirmed that Abdishakur...

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U.S. Targets al-Shabaab Leadership

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 7:00am 12/30/2014 at 7:00am

Yesterday, the United States Military launched targeted airstrikes against the insurgent group al-Shabaab in Somalia.

From the Washington Post:

“The target of the strike was a senior al-Shabab leader,” Kirby said in a statement. “At this time, we do not assess there to be any civilian or bystander casualties.”

A U.S. defense official,...

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Al-Shabaab shake-up hits Somalia

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 4:00pm 12/27/2014 at 4:00pm

Just days after al-Shabaab insurgents attacked an African Union military base in Somalia, one of the group’s leaders has been captured along the Somalia-Kenya border.

From the AP:

A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official...

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Al-Shabaab has a new leader

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 10:09am 9/7/2014 at 10:09am

Members of the Islamic terrorist group al-Shabaab have named new leader Abu Ubeid Ahmed Omar to replace Ahmed Abdi Godane, the organization’s former spiritual leader who was killed last week in a U.S.-led drone strike in southern Somalia.

Ubeyd has some big shoes to fill. The late Godane was instrumental in...

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Al-Shabaab Leader Reportedly Killed in Drone Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 5, 2014 at 1:16pm 9/5/2014 at 1:16pm

Defense Department officials have confirmed that a weekend drone strike in the Sablale district of southern Somalia has lead to the death of Al-Shabaab co-founder Ahmed Abdi Godane.

From the White House Office of the Press Secretary:

Today, the Department of Defense confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the leader of al-Shabaab, is dead...

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