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US service member injured in Al-Shabaab attack in Somalia

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A US service member was injured in Somalia Monday when Al-Shabaab attacked US and Somali forces, according to the US military. Al-Shabaab attacked the forces using "a vehicle employed as an improvised explosive de...

CIA officer killed in combat in Somalia

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A CIA officer was killed in Somalia last weekend, according to a former senior administration official with knowledge of the matter. The officer was wounded in an operation in the country and later died, the source ...

US forces begin to move out of Somalia

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US forces that had been positioned in Somalia have begun their withdrawal from the country and redirected to other bases in East Africa. "I directed the activation of a joint task force, JTF-Quartz, built around the...

Trump orders a near total withdrawal of US troops from Somalia

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President Donald Trump has ordered the majority of US troops to leave Somalia "by early 2021," in just the latest major military policy decision being taken in the final days of the Trump administration. "The Presi...

Eight dead and 13 children injured as bomb explodes near school in Somalia

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At least eight civilians were killed and 17 others injured, including 13 school children, after a suicide car bomb exploded in Somalia's capital Mogadishu Thursday morning, according to state media. The blast occur...

Fact check: Psaki claims US doesn’t ‘have a presence on the ground’ in Yemen and Somalia

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Washington As the war in Afghanistan came to a stark end Monday, the Biden administration now faces questions over the level of risk the US and other Western countries face with the Taliban taking control of the coun...

Top US spy says Somalia, Yemen, Syria and Iraq represent greater terrorist threat than Afghanistan

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Afghanistan is no longer the US' top concern among international terrorist threats to the American homeland, the nation's top spy said at an intelligence and national security conference in Washington on Monday, eve...

Former Somali president returns to power, vows to return Somalia to stability

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Somalia's parliament elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country's tenth president on Sunday, in a vote broadcast live on national TV. Mohamud previously served as president from September 2012 to February 2017 and...