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Somali forces retake port town from faction loyal to Islamic State By Abdiqani Hassan QANDALA, Somalia (Reuters) - Soldiers loyal to Somalia's government retook control of a port town on Wednesday from insurgents who had declared allegiance to Islamic State, officials there said. Hundreds of pro-government fighters
Yahoo! News | Dec 7, 2016 1:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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US wars grounded in law, White House says WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration has determined it can target the extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia under the war powers legislation that Congress approved to target al-Qaida after the 9/11 attacks.
Rio Rancho Observer | Dec 5, 2016 7:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Somali forces say killed three in attack on Islamic State-linked fighters By Abdiqani Hassan BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) - Soldiers allied to the Western-backed Somali government killed three fighters loyal to the Islamic State in northern Somalia on Monday as they pressed ahead toward the insurgents' main stronghold, officials
Yahoo! News | Dec 5, 2016 4:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Somalia Security Forces and IS Fighters Directly Clash for First Time Somali regional forces in Puntland have clashed with pro-Islamic State militants in the country's northeast in the first-ever military confrontation between security forces and pro-Islamic State fighters. Local sources told VOA that todays fighting occurr
Voice of America | Dec 3, 2016 4:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Somali forces kill seven in clash with faction loyal to Islamic State By Abdiqani Hassan BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) - Soldiers allied to the Western-backed Somali government said they killed seven insurgents from a faction loyal to the Islamic State group in a clash in northern Somalia on Saturday. The soldiers from the sem
Yahoo! News | Dec 3, 2016 1:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Already overstretched, aid agencies in Somalia need more resources to tackle severe drought — UN The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, appealed today for an urgent scale-up in humanitarian assistance, with relief agencies already overstretched as the country faces severe drought conditions, including food and water
UN News Centre | Dec 2, 2016 4:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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From Somalia to U.S.: Ohio State Attacker's Path to Violence Neighbors and classmates described Abdul Razak Artan as a religious young man who took college seriously — and whose decision to act violently came as a shock.
New York Times | Dec 2, 2016 01:47 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Letter: U.S. hides assassinations with counter-terrorism excuse Editor,The clandestine war being waged by the US in Somalia is but yet another example, with all the secret Special Ops forces spread out and killing extra-judicially in so many countries, of the secrecy being maintained in consolidating the American Empi
The Daily Lobo | Dec 1, 2016 06:47 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Albuquerque, New Mexico
Somalia delays presidential election for the third time Somalia's government has delayed presidential polls for the third time amid allegations of bribery, fraud and intimidation of voters.
KHNL News 8 | Nov 30, 2016 6:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Honolulu, Hawaii
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Bomb kills four Somali soldiers as forces mull attack on Islamic State By Abdiqani Hassan BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) - Islamist insurgents killed four pro-government Somali soldiers and injured 11 others when a roadside bomb destroyed a military pickup in the north of the country on Tuesday, the military said. Al Shabaab cla
Yahoo! News | Nov 30, 2016 06:56 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend