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US air strike kills 100 militants in Somalia

The U.S. military said on Tuesday that an air strike targeting an Al-Shabaab camp had killed 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 …

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Somalia: Mohamed Farah born athlete, receives knighthood from the Queen of England (Photos)

Somalian born athlete and Four-Olympic champion, Sir Mo Farah has received his knighthood from the Queen of England. The 34-year-old was accompanied by his wife Tania to receive the honour at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.  He was honoured at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace for his services to athletics, and …

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US: ‘Several militants’ dead in Somalia drone strike

A U.S. drone strike killed “several militants” with al-Shabab in Somalia, the military said, as the Trump administration increasingly targets what has become the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. The strike was carried out Thursday afternoon in the Bay Region, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of the capital, …

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Somaliland shuts down schools until after Nov. 13 presidential elections

Self-declared independent state of Somaliland has called off school for eight days in preparation towards its third presidential election scheduled for November 13. The Education ministry announced this week that schools including universities will be closed from November 7 to November 15, two days after the polls. The directive follows …

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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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At least 23 dead in bombing and gun attack at Mogadishu hotel

Somali police said Sunday they have ended an Islamist militant siege of a hotel in the capital. Officials say at least 23 people were killed in the attack on the popular Nasa Hablod Two hotel in Mogadishu. Dozens more were injured in the explosion. Militants stormed the hotel Saturday, following …

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