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US carries out first airstrikes against Islamic State in Somalia

America has carried out its first two airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia, according to a US security official. At least six missiles hit Buqa, a mountainous village in the northern state of Puntland, a Somali security official said. The attack may have targeted senior leaders of IS, which …

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Coastal airstrikes kill 13 Yemen rebels

Thirteen rebels were killed as air raids by the Saudi-led Arab coalition struck their positions on the coast of western Yemen on Wednesday, military and medical officials said. Warplanes and Apache helicopters took part in the raids that targeted rebel positions in Taif and Nakhliya, 10 kilometers (six miles) south …

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airstrike hits Yemen funeral, kills 82

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An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition on Saturday targeted a funeral hall packed with mourners in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, killing at least 82 people and turning the site into a “lake of blood,” according to a senior Health Ministry official. Nasser al-Argaly, the Health Ministry’s undersecretary, told a news conference …

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