Dec 8, 2015

Somalia airstrike claimed senior al-Shabab chief, Pentagon says

A Pentagon official says the U.S. killed a senior leader of the al-Shabab extremist group in an airstrike last week in Somalia. The Dec. 2 strike that killed three was announced Monday by Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis. Davis identified the targeted al-Shabab ...

Hotel attack in Somalia leaves nine dead

Nov 1, 2015

Hotel attack in Somalia leaves nine dead

Somalia’s Islamic extremists attacked a hotel at dawn Sunday in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least nine people and injuring 10, a police official said. The attack started at daybreak when a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle laden with explosives at the gate of ...

African intervention force finally nears reality

Nov 1, 2015

African intervention force finally nears reality

As the sun rose over South Africa’s dry and sparsely populated Karoo region, west of Johannesburg, more than 5,000 multinational troops launched a mock attack heralding a long-awaited African Union strike force for the troubled continent. Men in fatigues peered through binoculars and crouched ...