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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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US confirms airstrike killed al-Shabab commander in Somalia

The U.S. military on Friday confirmed it killed a high-level commander of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia over the weekend, targeting a man blamed for planning deadly attacks in the capital of the Horn of Africa nation. President Donald Trump earlier this year approved expanded military …

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14 killed as soldiers clash over drought food aid in Somalia

At least 14 people, mostly civilians, were killed on Friday as soldiers clashed over food aid in drought-ravaged Somalia’s southwestern city of Baidoa. The fighting broke out at a distribution site after some soldiers tried to steal food sacks meant for refugees and other soldiers guarding the aid stopped them, …

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Somalia: Youngest Minister Shot Dead In His Car Near Presidential Palace.

Somalia’s Public Works Minister Abdullahi Sheikh Abas has been killed after an attack on his convoy in the capital, Mogadishu. He was shot in his car near the presidential palace, local media said Mr Abas was a former refugee who grew up in Dadaab camp in Kenya, home to hundreds …

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Somalia forces shoot dead 2 militants

A Somali police officer says security forces shot dead two Islamic extremist fighters who were involved in a mortar attack in the Somali capital early on Sunday. Captain Mohamed Hussein said security forces pursued and clashed with armed men who had fired mortar shells near Mogadishu’s international airport. He said …

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Al-Shabab dismisses Somali president war declaration

Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab has dismissed President Mohamed Abdullahi Faramajo’s declaration of war. The response was carried on the Somali Memo website which is affiliated to the al-Qaeda-linked group. On Thursday, President Farmajo offered the militants an amnesty at the same time as declaring war on the group. The …

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