U.S. Expands Its Drone War Into Somalia

07/02/2011 01:12 am ET | Updated Aug 31, 2011
  • MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT The New York Times

WASHINGTON -- The clandestine American military campaign to combat Al Qaeda's franchise in Yemen is expanding to fight the Islamist militancy in Somalia, as new evidence indicates that insurgents in the two countries are forging closer ties and possibly plotting attacks against the United States, American officials say.

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