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U.S. Carries Out Drone Strike Against Shabab Militants in Somalia
The operation against the insurgent group comes three months after President Trump relaxed rules for strikes in the region.
Stories of a Lifelong Fascination With Africa
In “Love, Africa,” Jeffrey Gettleman describes his enduring preoccupation with the continent and the career it has engendered.
Shabab Kill 31 and Take Hostages in Somalia’s Capital
Members of the extremist group bombed a hotel popular with foreigners and then began firing at a nearby restaurant in Mogadishu.
U.S. Strikes Shabab, Likely a First Since Trump Relaxed Rules for Somalia
Eight militants were believed killed in the airstrike, two and a half months after Mr. Trump cleared the way for strikes with no self-defense rationale.
Shabab Fighters Kill Dozens, Including Children, in Somalia
The extremist group said it stormed a military base in northeastern Somalia. But the government disputed the death toll.
Somalia and the Limits of U.S. Bombing
President Trump will achieve little by choosing airstrikes and military operations over aid and diplomacy in Somalia.
Drinking Fanta With Islamist Militants
Visiting Mogadishu in the fall of 2006, I was prepared to confront angry Islam. What I saw stunned me, but not in the way you might expect.
Navy SEAL Who Died in Somalia Was Alongside, Not Behind, Local Forces
The SEALs were in the country for “an advise, assist and accompany mission,” and Pentagon officials said Somali forces were supposed to lead the operation.
Somalia Raid Kills Shabab Leader and 3 Associates
The raid, carried out shortly after the killing of a Navy SEAL team member, was part of Somalia’s renewed effort to rout the Shabab, the Islamist militant group.
Navy SEAL Killed in Somalia in First U.S. Combat Death There Since 1993
The death comes as American military commanders in the country are holding newfound additional authority in reserve, citing caution.
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