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 ...

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 ...

Nairobi's Westgate Mall set to reopen two years after Islamist bloodbath

Jul 15, 2015

Nairobi's Westgate Mall set to reopen two years after Islamist bloodbath

Nairobi’s Westgate Mall is to re-open Saturday, nearly two years after it was attacked by Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels who killed at least 67 people, Kenyan officials said Tuesday. The mall has been extensively refurbished since the devastating four-day siege. The violence erupted on ...