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US airstrike kills over 100 al Shabaab militants in Somalia

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US airstrike in Somalia kills more than 100 al-Shabaab militants

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U.S. Carries out 3 Drone Strikes Targeting Extremists in Somalia

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US military launches series of strikes in Yemen and Somalia

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Turkey opens military base in Mogadishu to train Somali soldiers

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At least 20 soldiers killed in Somalia jihadist attack

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German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home

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Somali pirates caught at sea, transferred to Seychelles
Victoria - Six suspected Somali pirates have been transferred to the Seychelles following their arrest for attacks earlier this month off southern Somalia, a Seychelles prisons official said on Thursday. The suspects arrived on Thursday morning at the port of Victoria, capital of the Indian Ocean archipelago nation, said Raymond St Ange, acting commissioner of Montagne Posee prison. The six were arrested by the Italian navy, deployed as part of the European anti-piracy operation Atlanta, after being spotted by a military helicopter while attacking a container ship and a fishing vessel on November 17 and 18   Read More ...
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Airstrikes won’t kill Al Shabaab, work for the youth will do the job
Last weekend, US forces launched a series of airstrikes in Somalia – four of which targeted the military group Al Shabaab. This came a month after the deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history struck Mogadishu. A truck bomb killed more than 350 civilians and injured over 500 when it exploded in the busiest street in the city. Homes up to three kilometres away were damaged by the blast, which razed everything in the immediate vicinity to the ground   Read More ...
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UPDF starts withdraw from Somalia
Army officials say the decision has been informed by the need to give chance for the Somalia National Army to take charge of the country’s security and peace affairs. New Vision TV offers analyzed news content on trending stories in Uganda, be it politics, business, and the day today life This is broadcast in various shows such as The daily News bulletin, the hourly news updates, the business show called The Handshake and Music News show. Since Uganda is known as the Pearl of Africa, New Vision TV has a show that broadcasts Uganda’s beauty called the Pearl of Africa. https://www   Read More ...
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U.S. says air strike kills over 100 militants in Somalia
The U.S. military said it killed more than 100 Islamist militants in Somalia on Tuesday when it launched an air strike against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked insurgent group that wants to topple the U.N.-backed government. The military’s Africa Command said the strike was carried out on a camp 125 miles (201 km) northwest of the capital, Mogadishu and that the United States would continue to target militants   Read More ...
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US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters
Washington - US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials said. "In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an air strike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, November 21 at approximately 10:30 am local Somalia time (0730 GMT), killing more than 100 militants," the US Africa Command said in a statement   Read More ...
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Somalia says it requested US air strike which killed 100 militants
Somalia's government said Wednesday it had requested the U.S. air strike which killed more than 100 suspected militants on the previous day to help pave the way for an upcoming ground offensive against Islamist militant group al-Shabaab.The United States has ramped up operations in Somalia this year after President Donald Trump loosened the rules of engagement in March.Including Tuesday's air strike, it has reported five strikes in Somalia this month alone   Read More ...
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Somaliland's ruling party candidate declared election winner
Mogadishu - The ruling party candidate in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland has been declared the winner of the presidential election but the opposition claims irregularities in the vote. The electoral commission says Muse Bihi of the Kulmiye party won 55% of votes counted while Abdirahman Irro of the Wadani opposition got 40%. Hundreds of ruling party supporters have taken to the streets while soldiers stand guard across Hargeisa, Somaliland's capital   Read More ...
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US airstrike kills over 100 al Shabaab militants in Somalia
The US military said it killed more than 100 Islamist militants in Somalia on Tuesday when it launched an air strike against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked insurgent group that wants to topple the UN-backed government. The military's Africa Command said the strike was carried out on a camp 125 miles (201 km) northwest of the capital, Mogadishu and that the United States would continue to target militants   Read More ...
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US says air strike kills over 100 militants in Somalia
The US military said it killed more than 100 Islamist militants in Somalia on Tuesday when it launched an air strike against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked insurgent group that wants to topple the UN backed government. The military's Africa Command said the strike was carried out on a camp 125 miles (201 km) northwest of the capital, Mogadishu and that the United States would continue to target militants   Read More ...
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U.S. Says Airstrike Kills More Than 100 al-Shabaab Fighters in Somalia
The U.S. military said it conducted an airstrike in Somalia that killed more than 100 militants linked to al Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab.   Read More ...
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US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials said. "In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an air strike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, November 21 at approximately 10:30 am local Somalia time (0730 GMT), killing more than 100 militants," the US Africa Command said in a statement   Read More ...
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U.S. says airstrikes kill over 100 al-Shabab militants in Somalia after earlier attacks in Libya
WASHINGTON – Reflecting stepped-up targeting of extremists in Africa, the U.S. military said airstrikes killed more than 100 militants in Somalia on Tuesday and hit Islamic State fighters in Libya days earlier. U.S. Africa Command, which manages U.S. military operations on the continent, said the airstrike in Somalia targeted an al-Shabab camp about 125 miles northwest of the capital, Mogadishu, killing more than 100   Read More ...
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US says airstrike kills over 100 militants in Somalia
The U.S. military said it killed more than 100 Islamist militants in Somalia on Tuesday. when it launched an airstrike against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked insurgent group that wants to topple the U.N.-backed government. The military's Africa Command said the strike was carried out on a camp 125 miles northwest of the capital, Mogadishu and that the United States would continue to target   Read More ...
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Somalia: Mehr als hundert Shabab-Kämpfer bei US-Luftangriff getötet
Bei einem US-Luftangriff sind in Somalia nach Armeeangaben mehr als hundert Kämpfer der islamistischen Shabab-Miliz getötet worden. Nach Angaben des Afrika-Kommandos der US-Streitkräfte richtete sich der Angriff am Dienstag gegen ein Trainingslager der Miliz 200 Kilometer nordwestlich der Hauptstadt Mogadischu. Die mit dem al-Qaida-Netzwerk verbündete Shabab-Miliz kämpft in dem Land am Horn von Afrika seit Jahren gewaltsam für die Errichtung eines islamischen Gottesstaats und hat sich den Sturz der von der internationalen Gemeinschaft unterstützten Regierung zum Ziel gesetzt   Read More ...
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US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters
Washington (AFP) - US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials said. "In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an air strike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, November 21 at approximately 10:30 am local Somalia time (0730 GMT), killing more than 100 militants," the US Africa Command said in a statement   Read More ...
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US attacks militants in Somalia and Libya
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reflecting stepped-up targeting of extremists in Africa, the U.S. military said airstrikes killed more than 100 militants in Somalia on Tuesday and hit Islamic State fighters in Libya days earlier. U.S. Africa Command, which manages U.S. military operations on the continent, said the airstrike in Somalia targeted an al-Shabab camp about 125 miles northwest of the capital, Mogadishu, killing more than 100   Read More ...
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US says airstrike killed dozens of extremists in Somalia
WASHINGTON — The US military says it killed more than 100 militants in an airstrike on an extremist group’s camp in Somalia. US Africa Command said the airstrike Tuesday was 125 miles northwest of the capital, Mogadishu. The attack targeted the al-Shabab group that is loyal to al-Qaida. The US has conducted an increasing number of airstrikes in Somalia this year, reflecting the Trump administration’s decision to approved expanded military operations against extremists there   Read More ...
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U.S. says air strike kills over 100 militants in Somalia
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said it killed more than 100 Islamist militants in Somalia on Tuesday when it launched an air strike against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked insurgent group that wants to topple the U.N.-backed government. The military’s Africa Command said the strike was carried out on a camp 125 miles (201 km) northwest of the capital, Mogadishu and that the United States would continue to target militants   Read More ...
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Over 100 Shabab Militants Killed in U.S. Airstrike in Somalia
WASHINGTON — The United States military killed more than 100 people identified by the Pentagon as being affiliated with the Islamic militant group Shabab, continuing a stepped-up pace of strikes against targets in Somalia, officials said Tuesday. The United States Africa Command said in a statement that the airstrike was carried out 125 miles northwest of Mogadishu, the Somali capital. The strike comes after President Trump relaxed restrictions on American military commanders in Somalia   Read More ...
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US says airstrike killed dozens of extremists in Somalia
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it killed more than 100 militants in an airstrike on an extremist group's camp in Somalia. U.S. Africa Command said the airstrike Tuesday was 125 miles northwest of the capital, Mogadishu. The attack targeted the al-Shabab group that is loyal to al-Qaida. The U.S. has conducted an increasing number of airstrikes in Somalia this year, reflecting the Trump administration's decision to approve expanded military operations against extremists there   Read More ...
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US says airstrike killed dozens of extremists in Somalia
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it killed more than 100 militants in an airstrike on an extremist group's camp in Somalia. U.S. Africa Command said the airstrike Tuesday was 125 miles northwest of the capital, Mogadishu. The attack targeted the al-Shabab group that is loyal to al-Qaida. The U.S. has conducted an increasing number of airstrikes in Somalia this year, reflecting the Trump administration's decision to approve expanded military operations against extremists there   Read More ...
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U.S. air strike kills over 100 militants in Somalia - military
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said it killed more than 100 Islamist militants in Somalia on Tuesday when it launched an air strike against the al Shabaab group, which is allied with al-Qaeda. The military's Africa Command said the strike was carried out on a camp 125 miles (201 km) northwest of the capital, Mogadishu and that the United States would continue to target militants   Read More ...
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US air strike kills more 100 militants in Somalia - military
WASHINGTON: The U.S. military said on Tuesday that an air strike targeting an al Shabaab camp had killed more 100 militants. In a statement, U.S. Africa Command said the strike had been carried out 125 miles (201 km) northwest of the capital, Mogadishu and that the U.S. would continue to target militants. The strike was carried out in coordination with Somalia's federal government   Read More ...
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U.S. air strike kills more 100 militants in Somalia: military
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Tuesday that an air strike targeting an al Shabaab camp had killed more 100 militants. In a statement, U.S. Africa Command said the strike had been carried out 125 miles (201 km) northwest of the capital, Mogadishu and that the U.S. would continue to target militants. The strike was carried out in coordination with Somalia’s federal government   Read More ...
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US airstrike in Somalia kills more than 100 al-Shabaab militants
The US Defense Department has 500 personnel in Somalia The US estimates there are between 3,000 and 6,000 al-Shabaab fighters and less than 250 ISIS operatives in the country (CNN)More than 100 al-Shabaab militants were killed Tuesday in a US airstrike in Somalia, the Pentagon announced, the latest in a series of strikes against the al Qaeda affiliated group and ISIS fighters in the war-torn country   Read More ...
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Somaliland's ruling party candidate declared election winner
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The ruling party candidate in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland has been declared the winner of the presidential election but the opposition claims irregularities in the vote. The electoral commission says Muse Bihi Abdi of the Kulmiye party won 55 percent of votes counted while Abdirahman Irro of the Wadani opposition got 40 percent. Hundreds of ruling party supporters have taken to the streets while soldiers stand guard across Hargeisa, Somaliland's capital   Read More ...
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Somaliland's ruling party candidate declared election winner
MOGADISHU, Somalia – The ruling party candidate in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland has been declared the winner of the presidential election but the opposition claims irregularities in the vote. The electoral commission says Muse Bihi of the Kulmiye party won 55 percent of votes counted while Abdirahman Irro of the Wadani opposition got 40 percent. Hundreds of ruling party supporters have taken to the streets while soldiers stand guard across Hargeisa, Somaliland's capital   Read More ...
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Somaliland's ruling party candidate declared election winner
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The ruling party candidate in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland has been declared the winner of the presidential election but the opposition claims irregularities in the vote. The electoral commission says Muse Bihi of the Kulmiye party won 55 percent of votes counted while Abdirahman Irro of the Wadani opposition got 40 percent. Hundreds of ruling party supporters have taken to the streets while soldiers stand guard across Hargeisa, Somaliland's capital   Read More ...
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Soldiers don’t smuggle charcoal in Somalia - KDF
The Kenya Defense Forces yesterday disputed allegations its soldiers are involved in charcoal smuggling in Somalia. The charcoal trade generates major income for al Shabaab. KDF spokesman Col David Obonyo rejected as untrue the UN Security Council’s Somalia and Ethiopia Monitoring Group’s report that KDF is involvedin export and import of charcoal from and into Somalia. He said it [the report] is similar to the one the group has been making “with a little variation in wording every year around the same time since 2012”   Read More ...
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Largest US presence in Somalia since Black Hawk Down
Washington: The United States has sharply increased attacks against Al Qaida-backed Al Shabab militants in Somalia in recent days, conducting a flurry of air strikes in the wake of the country’s deadliest terrorist assault last month and President Donald Trump’s approval of new military authorities to hunt down insurgents around the world. In a five-day stretch beginning Nov. 9, US drones and warplanes carried out six strikes against Al Shabab fighters outside Mogadishu, the Somali capital, and one strike against Daesh combatants — one-quarter of the 28 strikes in the country this year   Read More ...
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After Huge Truck Bombings, U.S. Steps Up Attacks Against Somali Militants
Photo WASHINGTON — The United States has sharply increased attacks against Qaeda-backed Shabab militants in Somalia in recent days, conducting a flurry of airstrikes in the wake of the country’s deadliest terrorist assault last month and President Trump’s approval of new military authorities to hunt down insurgents around the world. In a five-day stretch beginning Nov. 9, American drones and warplanes carried out six strikes against Shabab fighters outside Mogadishu, the Somali capital, and one strike against Islamic State combatants — one-quarter of the 28 strikes in the country this year   Read More ...
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Pentagon steps up Somalia drone strikes
The US military has quietly upped the tempo of its operations in Somalia, conducting a growing number of drone strikes against Al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab militants and other jihadists. Since the start of the year, America has carried out 28 drone strikes in the Horn of Africa nation, with 15 of these coming since September 1, the military's Africa Command (AFRICOM) said   Read More ...
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Pentagon steps up Somalia drone strikes
The US military has quietly upped the tempo of its operations in Somalia, conducting a growing number of drone strikes against Al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab militants and other jihadists. Since the start of the year, America has carried out 28 drone strikes in the Horn of Africa nation, with 15 of these coming since September 1, the military’s Africa Command (AFRICOM) said   Read More ...
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'Al-Shabaab not the cause of conflict in Somalia' | IOL News
Johannesburg - The Pentagon has announced that there are now "more than" 500 US troops on the ground in Somalia, Fox news reports. This is a significant increase from early 2014 when roughly two dozen troops arrived for the first time since 1993. The US Africa Command says there have been 28 airstrikes this year, mostly from drones, against al-Shabaab, long considered the greatest terror threat in Africa   Read More ...
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Pentagon steps up Somalia drone strikes
The US conducted a pair of drone strikes against IS in Somalia on Nov 3, the first time it has hit the jihadists there. Though the Pentagon has provided few details about the strikes, spokesman Colonel Rob Manning said this week that US forces had killed 40 Shabaab and IS fighters in a series of five strikes on Somalia between Nov 9 and 12   Read More ...
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US drone strike in Somalia kills 'several' with al-Shabaab
Mogadishu - The US military says it has carried out a drone strike against al-Shabaab in Somalia that killed several extremists. The US Africa Command says this is the 28th such airstrike this year in Somalia against both the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab and the new but growing presence of Islamic State group fighters. Wednesday's US military statement says the airstrike was carried out Tuesday evening about 96km northwest of the capital, Mogadishu, and occurred in coordination with Somalia's government   Read More ...
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US drone strike in Somalia kills ‘several’ with al-Shabab
The US military says it has carried out a drone strike against al-Shabab in Somalia that killed several extremists. The US Africa Command says this is the 28th such airstrike this year in Somalia against both the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab and the new but growing presence of Islamic State group fighters. Today’s US military statement says the airstrike was carried out yesterday evening about 96 kilometers northwest of the capital, Mogadishu, and occurred in coordination with Somalia’s government   Read More ...
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US drone strike in Somalia kills 'several' with al-Shabab
MOGADISHU, Somalia – The U.S. military says it has carried out a drone strike against al-Shabab in Somalia that killed several extremists. The U.S. Africa Command says this is the 28th such airstrike this year in Somalia against both the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab and the new but growing presence of Islamic State group fighters. Wednesday's U.S. military statement says the airstrike was carried out Tuesday evening about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northwest of the capital, Mogadishu, and occurred in coordination with Somalia's government   Read More ...
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U.S. mounts air strike against al Shabaab militants in Somalia
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The United States military has carried out an air strike in Somalia against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgency that wants to topple the U.N.-backed government, the U.S. Africa Command said on Wednesday. It said “several militants” were killed in the strike 60 miles northwest of the capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday at about 1500 GMT. It was coordinated with the Somali government, AfriCom said in a statement   Read More ...
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US drone strike in Somalia kills 'several' with al-Shabab
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out a drone strike against al-Shabab in Somalia that killed several extremists. The U.S. Africa Command says this is the 28th such airstrike this year in Somalia against both the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab and the new but growing presence of Islamic State group fighters. Wednesday's U.S. military statement says the airstrike was carried out Tuesday evening about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northwest of the capital, Mogadishu, and occurred in coordination with Somalia's government   Read More ...
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