US withdraws American troops from Somalia as announced by Trump

U.S. 01/19/21, 08:29

The Trump administration complied with its announcement and completed the withdrawal of U.S. troops that were in Somalia carrying out tasks of control and detection of terrorist cells. The withdrawal of troops has to do with the policy announced by President Trump regarding changes in U.S. geopolitical strategies, which would ...

Vice President Pence ‘proud’ Trump administration avoided starting a new war

Central America 01/19/21, 01:45

America’s second-highest-ranking official congratulated the president for peacefully leading the nation throughout his first term. Vice President Mike Pence applauded President Trump for doing everything in his power to avoid creating new international military confrontations. "I am proud to report with just a few days left in our Administration, our Administration is ...

Truck bomb in Somalia’s capital kills at least 30 people

Africa 12/27/19, 22:41

A truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital Saturday morning, killing at least 30 people, officials said. It was one of the deadliest attacks in Mogadishu in recent memory. The toll was likely to rise as scores of people were rushed to hospitals, government spokesman Ismail Mukhtar ...

Suicide car bomb kills 6 in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu

Africa 05/22/19, 07:41

A Somalia police spokesman said a suicide car bomb by Islamic extremists has killed at least six people in the capital Wednesday.Capt. Mohamed Hussein said most of the casualties are soldiers and more than 13 people were injured.Somalia's extremist rebel group, al-Shabab, has claimed the responsibility for the blast, saying ...

At least 3 killed in suicide car bombing in Somali capital

Africa 05/14/19, 08:59

A police officer says a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, killing at least three people.Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the bomber tried to enter the Warta Nabada district headquarters, which is close to the presidential palace in Mogadishu.Three other people ...

Officer fled civil war as a child, resettled in Minneapolis

U.S. 04/25/19, 23:17

Mohamed Noor fled Somalia's civil war as a child, following a well-worn path with his family to a refugee camp in Kenya, the U.S. and eventually Minnesota. After a difficult start, he "fell in love" with his new city, Minneapolis, and carved out a life in business.Then he spotted an ...

US military review reveals civilian deaths in Somalia strike

Africa 04/05/19, 08:12

Just weeks after insisting that American airstrikes in Somalia had killed no civilians, U.S. Africa Command said Friday that new information reveals that a woman and a child died last April when a U.S. strike targeted al-Shabab militants. The revelation comes on the heels of a report by Amnesty International that ...

UN document shows Kenya seeking to close Somali refugee camp

Africa 03/29/19, 12:16

An internal United Nations document says Kenya again seeks to close the Dadaab camp that hosts more than 200,000 refugees from neighboring Somalia and is one of the largest such camps in the world.The U.N. refugee agency document obtained by The Associated Press says it "appreciates" Kenya's suggestion, made on ...

10 dead after blast outside restaurant in Somalia’s capital

Africa 03/28/19, 07:26

An explosives-laden vehicle detonated outside a busy restaurant in Somalia's capital, killing at least 10 people, police said Thursday. Capt. Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press that the blast occurred as the restaurant in Mogadishu's Waberi district was crowded with diners. At least 16 wounded people were taken to hospitals, the Aamin ...

Update: 10 dead in blast at restaurant in Somali capital

World 03/28/19, 06:54

The Latest on explosion in Somalia's capital (all times local):2:55 p.m.Police say at least 10 people have been killed and seven others wounded in a car bomb blast outside a restaurant in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.Medics carry away the dead body of a woman killed after a blast outside a restaurant ...

Bomb in Somalia’s capital kills 1, injures another

Africa 03/26/19, 10:33

A bomb exploded in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday killing one person and wounding another.The blast from a bomb planted in a private luxury car exploded in Mogadishu's Hodan district, killing the driver and injuring a nearby pedestrian, said police Col. Ahmed Abdi.There was no immediate claim for the bombing, ...

Somalia govt minister among 5 victims in extremist attack

Africa 03/23/19, 07:34

Gunmen stormed a government building in Somalia's capital after a suicide car bombing on Saturday, killing at least five people including the country's deputy labor minister, police said, in the latest attack by Islamic extremist fighters in the Horn of Africa nation.Somali security forces were exchanging gunfire with at least ...

Update: Somali minister among 5 killed in Somalia attack

Africa 03/23/19, 07:15

The Latest on the attack in Somalia's capital (all times local):3:10 p.m.A Somali police officer says five people, including the country's deputy labor minister, have been killed in an Islamic extremist attack on a government building in the capital.A woman stands behind wreckage left from a suicide car bomb attack ...

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