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US airstrikes in Somalia kill 6 al-Shabab members

The U.S. military says it has carried out three “precision airstrikes” in southern Somalia that killed six members of the al-Shabab extremist group. A U.S. Africa Command statement says the strikes occurred Wednesday morning about 260 kilometers (160 miles) south of the capital, Mogadishu. The statement, unlike previous ones, does …

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Airstrikes on ISIS-held Syrian city kill 12

Syria’s state news agency and an opposition monitoring group say airstrikes on the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of ISIS, have killed at least 12 people. State news agency SANA reported on Tuesday that the airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition killed 12, including women and children. It …

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Nigeria: Boko Haram leader Shekau rejects air strike injury claims

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau appeared in a new video published online on Thursday, rejecting claims he had been injured in an airstrike in remote northeast Nigeria. The jihadist chief was said to have been wounded and one of his deputies killed when two air force jets bombarded fighters at …

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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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