World Dec 3, 2018

U.S. airstrike kills Taliban 'shadow governor' in Afghanistan

A senior Taliban military commander has been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday. Abdul Manan, who was the Taliban's "shadow governor" in the southern Helmand province, died of wounds sustained during an airstrike late on Saturday said Omar Zwak, a ...

22 civilians reported killed in joint U.S.-Afghan airstrike in Helmand

World Feb 13, 2017

22 civilians reported killed in joint U.S.-Afghan airstrike in Helmand

Afghan officials and local residents said Sunday that 22 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed during a joint operation carried out by U.S. and Afghan forces last week in the southern Helmand province. The presidential envoy for security in Helmand, Jabar Qahraman, said the ...

World 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 drone ...

World 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 senior leader ...

World Dec 31, 2014

Somalia says U.S. airstrike killed al-Shabab leader

A U.S. airstrike killed the intelligence chief of Somali terror group al-Shabab, Somalia's intelligence service said Tuesday. Abdishakur is the name of the slain leader, who is also known as Tahlil, a statement from the spy agency said, adding that the operation also killed two ...