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Drinking Fanta With Islamist Militants Click Here to Open in a New Window
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 Click Here to Open in a New Window
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 Click Here to Open in a New Window
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 Click Here to Open in a New Window
The death comes as American military commanders in the country are holding newfound additional authority in reserve, citing caution.
Somali Public Works Minister Seen as ‘Rising Star’ Is Shot to Death Click Here to Open in a New Window
Two soldiers were arrested in the shooting of Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji, but the motivations were not clear, including whether it was an accident.
Pentagon Warns Ships as Pirates Again Prowl Waters Off Somalia Click Here to Open in a New Window
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who was visiting a nearby base in Djibouti, said that he was not yet calling on the Navy to respond but that civilian mariners must be on alert.
8 Indians Rescued From Somali Pirates, Officials Say Click Here to Open in a New Window
The eight had been taken hostage two days earlier during a clash between Somali forces and the pirates.
Suicide Bombing at Somalia Army Camp Kills at Least 7 Click Here to Open in a New Window
The militant group Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack, in which a suicide bomber wore an army officer’s uniform.
10 Die in Somalia Suicide Attack on New Army Chief Click Here to Open in a New Window
A bomber killed only civilians as he tried to ram a vehicle into the newly installed commander’s convoy. The Shabab group claimed responsibility.
Somalia’s President Declares War on Shabab Militants Click Here to Open in a New Window
The country’s newly elected leader, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, offered an amnesty to any militants who surrendered within 60 days.





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