Oct 31, 2016

Shabab fighters wrest town from Somali forces

The Islamist group al-Shabab seized a town northwest of Somalia’s capital from government forces on Sunday, the latest small center taken by the militant group trying to topple the country’s Western-backed government. Shabab, which once ruled much of Somalia, has been fighting for years ...

Aug 26, 2016

Shabab gunmen attack Mogadishu beach restaurant

Al-Shabab jihadis attacked a beach-front restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday, setting off a car bomb before exchanging fire with security forces, an AFP correspondent said. Sporadic shots could still be heard coming from the scene several hours after the attack began, ...

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 ...

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 ...