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U.S. Military Targets Extremists In Somalia

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander ...

Deadly Car Bomb Attack Outside Somalia's Parliament

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Four people were killed when a car laden with explosives blew up near the parliamentary building in the Somali capital, Mo...

Somali Militant Commander Killed In Missile Strike

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 03.28.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A member of Somali rebel group al-Shabab was killed Sunday by a missile fired by a suspected drone, a rebel commander said...

Strike On Shabab Town In Somalia Likely By U.S. Or French Troops

AP | ABDI GULED and JASON STRAZIUSO and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 12.05.2013 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- In a stealthy seaside assault in Somalia and in a raid in Libya's capital, U.S. special forces on Sat...

Al Shabab Warns Kenya: 'Be Prepared For An Abundance Of Blood'

AP | TOM ODULA and JACOB KUSHNER | Posted 11.26.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — After almost a week, there is no precise death toll, no word on the fate of dozens still missing and no details on the al-Qaida...

Somalia's Best Bet?

The Huffington Post | Clare Richardson | Posted 09.29.2012 | World

After 21 years of civil war and a 2011 drought that triggered what was called the "worst humanitarian disaster in the world" at the time, Somalia at l...

Somalia: Warring Parties Put Children At Grave Risk

Human Rights Watch | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Since Somalia's conflict intensified in 2010 and 2011, al-Shabaab has increasingly forced children, some as young as 10, to join its dwindling ranks.

Al Shabaab Militants Detonate Truck Bomb At Ethiopian Base

AP | By ABDI GULED | Posted 03.25.2012 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A truck bomb targeted an Ethiopian military base inside Somalia on Tuesday, and Islamist militants claimed responsibility for th...

Truck Bomb Blast Kills Dozens

AP | By ABDI GULED | Posted 12.04.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Islamist militants detonated a truck bomb Tuesday in front of the education ministry in Somalia's capital as students and parent...

Al-Shabab, Somali Islamist Group, Confirms It Has Joined With Al Qaeda

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Somali Islamist rebel group al-Shabab has confirmed for the first time that its fighters are aligned with al-Qaeda's global militant campaign....

Somali Islamist Insurgents Behead 7 People

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Somali Islamist fighters on Friday beheaded seven prisoners accused of abandoning the Muslim faith and spying for the governmen...