Somalian forces end extremist siege of hotel; 15 killed

Jun 3, 2016

Somalian forces end extremist siege of hotel; 15 killed

Somali security forces Thursday ended an overnight siege by extremist gunmen at a hotel in the capital which killed least 15 people, including two members of parliament, officials said. The assault started when a vehicle laden with explosives detonated outside the Ambassador Hotel Wednesday ...

U.S. advisers call in drone strike against Somalia Shabab roadblock

May 13, 2016

U.S. advisers call in drone strike against Somalia Shabab roadblock

U.S. special operations forces working with African partners called in an airstrike against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia on Thursday, killing five, the Pentagon said. Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said U.S. troops were advising and assisting Ugandan troops from the African ...

Kenya to close world's biggest refugee camp

May 12, 2016

Kenya to close world's biggest refugee camp

The Kenyan government will close Dadaab refugee camp, which has hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees and is often referred to as the world’s largest camp, the East African country’s interior security minister said Wednesday. The decision has been condemned by domestic and international ...

Apr 2, 2016

U.S. drone strike targets senior al-Shabab leader in Somalia

The United States has conducted another drone strike in Somalia, targeting a senior al-Shabab leader thought to have been plotting attacks against Americans in Mogadishu, the Pentagon said Friday. The announcement came shortly before President Barack Obama offered detailed remarks about America’s controversial drone ...

Mar 8, 2016

U.S. airstrike kills over 150 at al-Shabab training camp in Somalia

The United States has carried out an airstrike in Somalia, killing more than 150 fighters with the al-Qaida-linked Islamist group al-Shabab, following U.S. intelligence on preparations for a large-scale militant attack, the Pentagon said on Monday. The weekend strike using both manned and unmanned ...