• Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Yovanovitch: Why Was It ‘Necessary to Smear My Reputation?

    Former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch asked whether it was necessary for President Donald Trump to smear her reputation, following questioning from Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio.

  • Donald Trump Nov 16, 2019

    ‘Very Intimidating': Marie Yovanovitch Responds to Trump's Real-Time Tweet Attack During Impeachment Hearing

    House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff interrupted the impeachment hearing Friday morning to give the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine a chance to answer President Donald Trump’s real-time attacks on her on Twitter. Schiff took over the questioning to read aloud Trump’s broadside against the former ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch, as she was testifying. “Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad,” Trump tweeted...

  • social media Jul 13, 2019

    Americans, Canadian Journalist Among 26 Dead at Somali Hotel Sieged by Extremists

    Islamic extremists blew up the gate of a Somali hotel with a car bomb and took over the building for more than 14 hours, leaving 26 people dead before Somali forces who besieged the hotel overnight killed the attackers. The victims included a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist. Three Kenyans, three Tanzanians, two Americans and a Briton also were among the dead,...

  • Minneapolis Feb 22, 2019

    Somali-Born US Citizen Charged With Taking Journalist Captive

    A U.S. citizen has been charged with kidnapping and other counts for his alleged role in the abduction of a freelance journalist who was held hostage in Somalia for nearly three years, according to federal charging documents unsealed Thursday in New York. According to a criminal complaint, Abdi Yusuf Hassan was part of a conspiracy to kidnap the journalist in...

  • United States Jan 23, 2019

    3 From Michigan Charged With Planning to Aid Islamic State

    Federal prosecutors say three Michigan residents have been charged with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group. They say FBI agents arrested Muse Abdikadir Muse, Mohamud Abdikadir Muse and Mohamed Salat Haji on Monday, and prosecutors charged the Lansing residents in a complaint filed Tuesday.

  • Donald Trump Oct 16, 2018

    US Airstrike in Somalia Kills About 60 Al-Shabab Fighters

    The U.S. military on Tuesday announced its deadliest airstrike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia in nearly a year, killing about 60 fighters. The U.S. Africa Command said Friday’s airstrike occurred near the al-Shabab-controlled community of Harardere in Mudug province in the central part of the country. According to its assessment no civilians were injured or killed, the statement...

  • Donald Trump Jun 8, 2018

    1 U.S. Special Ops Soldier Killed, 4 Wounded in Attack in Somalia

    One U.S. special operations soldier was killed and four U.S. service members wounded in an “enemy attack” Friday in Somalia, the U.S. military said — casualties that are likely to put renewed scrutiny on America’s counterterror operations in Africa. It’s the first public announcement of a U.S. military combat death on the continent since four U.S. service members were killed...

  • Captain Oct 29, 2017

    Somalia Police End Night-Long Siege of Hotel; 23 Dead

    Somali security forces have ended a night-long siege by at a Mogadishu hotel by five extremist attackers who stormed the building after a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the entrance gate on Saturday afternoon. The attack killed 23 people. Troops regained control of the Nasa-Hablod hotel on Sunday morning, having killed three attackers and captured two alive,...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2017

    Somalia's Death Toll Now at 358 as ‘State of War' Planned

    Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray Friday at the site of the country’s deadliest attack, while the toll rose to 358 and dozens remained missing. Somalia’s president will announce a “state of war” against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said. The United States is expected to play a supporting role in the new...

  • head Oct 14, 2017

    Huge Blast Rocks Somalia's Capital; Police Say 20 Killed

    A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia’s capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they’d heard in years. The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a busy road in Hodan district and at least 15 people were injured, police Capt. Mohamed Hussein said. Security forces had been trailing...

  • Donald Trump Jul 13, 2017

    US, Somalia Forces Raid al-Shabab, Kill Several: Official

    United States and Somali military forces raided a rebel-held village in southern Somalia and killed several al-Shabab fighters early Thursday, a senior Somali intelligence official said, as both countries step up efforts against Africa’s deadliest Islamic extremist group. Somali commandos accompanied by U.S. forces in two helicopters raided two locations, the official said. They included a detention center run by...

  • The Associated Press Jun 15, 2017

    5 Rebels Killed After Taking Hostages, Killing at Least 17, in Somalia's Capital

    Somali survivors early Thursday described harrowing scenes of the night-long siege of a popular Mogadishu restaurant by al-Shabab Islamic extremists that was ended by security forces. At least 17 people, including foreigners, were dead, police and an ambulance driver said. Survivors of the attack were led by soldiers from the Pizza House restaurant building. The injured were taken by ambulances....

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2017

    Pentagon Uses New Authority to Strike Somali Terrorist Outpost

    The U.S. military used the expanded authority President Donald Trump granted to the Pentagon in March to strike a terrorist outpost in Somalia on Sunday, NBC News reported. Together with Somali partners, the Pentagon said, the Pentagon used a drone to target a command and control and logistics hub 185 miles southwest of Mogadishu — the nation’s capital — to...

  • Afghanistan May 7, 2017

    'Warrior Spirit': Pentagon IDs Navy SEAL Killed in Somalia

    The Navy SEAL killed in Somalia during an operation against a terrorist group was identified Saturday as Kyle Milliken, a decorated 15-year veteran, NBC News reported. Milliken, a 38-year-old senior chief special warfare operator from Falmouth, Maine, was killed Thursday in a remote area of Somalia — about 40 miles west of the capital of Mogadishu — after he and...

  • Donald Trump May 5, 2017

    US Military Member Killed in Somalia, 1st Death Since 1993

    A U.S. service member has been killed in Somalia during an operation against the extremist group al-Shabab — the first U.S. combat death there in more than two decades — as the United States steps up its fight against the al-Qaida-linked organization in a country that remains largely chaos. “We do not believe there has been a case where a...

  • Donald Trump Apr 14, 2017

    US Sends Dozens of Troops to Somalia, 1st Time in Decades

    The U.S. military is sending dozens of regular troops to Somalia in the largest such deployment to the Horn of Africa country in roughly two decades. The United States pulled out of Somalia after 1993, when two helicopters were shot down in the capital, Mogadishu, and bodies of Americans were dragged through the streets. Even now, Somalia’s fragile central government...

  • president Apr 5, 2017

    Car Bomb Kills at Least 7 at Restaurant in Somalia's Capital

    A massive car bomb blast at a restaurant in Somalia’s capital killed at least seven people, police said Wednesday, as fears grew that al-Shabab extremists who have vowed to destabilize the country’s new government were behind it. Several others were injured in the blast near the ministries of internal security and youth and sports in Mogadishu, Col. Ahmed Hashi said....

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