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Under Trump US Doubles Drone Strikes in Somalia

Washington DC (TLS) – The Trump administration has loosened the rules of engagement allowing it to carry out more deadly drone strikes in Somalia and Yemen. The United States said Wednesday it had carried out a new drone strike in Somalia, killing 13 extremist al-Shabab militants, bringing the number of drone strikes on the country to […]

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Situation in Somalia Threatens Global Security

Mogadishu (NEO) – For the past several decades, the East African State of Somalia has been mentioned in the media mainly in connection with the activities of Somali pirates. However, beginning in 2012, such references have become fewer and fewer due to the anti-piracy activity of international forces. Nonetheless, the social, economic, and political problems […]

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Massive Blast in Somalia Kills at Least 231, Injures over 300

Mogadishu (TeleSUR) – “In our 10-years experience as first responders in Mogadishu, we haven’t seen anything like this,” the Aamin Ambulance service posted on Twitter. A car bomb killed at least 231 people and injured more than 300 in an attack outside a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, according to police officials and medical sources. “There are more than […]

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10 Civilians Including Children Killed by Somali, US Troops

Mogadishu (TeleSUR) – According to witnesses and a local governor, 10 farmers and three children under 10 years old were shot and killed by Somali and US forces. Ten Somalis, among them three children aged eight to ten, were shot and killed “one by one” in a raid on a farm by Somali and United States forces in […]

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Empire Building: Turkey Opens Base in Somalia

Mogadishu (GPA) – Following the decision by Turkey to back Qatar in the Gulf conflict, the neo-ottomans are opening military bases further abroad. After two years of construction, a Turkish military training facility is set to open in Mogadishu next month. The camp will serve several purposes including training and limited military operations. The new […]

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Obama Exploits Post-9/11 Powers to Officially Expand War in Somalia

(GPA) Washington – President Obama has used the powers granted by congress after 9-11 to combat al-Qaeda to expand the war on terror to Somalia. It was announced on Sunday that the Obama administration would officially declare the fight against al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabaab as a part of the growing war on terror. The move was […]

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Making Sense of The African War on Terror – Geopolitics Alert 05-14-16

(GPA) – In this episode of the Geopolitics Alert podcast hosts Randi and Jim discuss the growing role of The United States and their allies in combating the growing threats of terrorism in North and East Africa. US and UN seek to lift arms embargo on Libya to supply government in fight against the Islamic State. https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-ready-loosen-libya-arms-embargo-us-official-030301974.html […]

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The World’s Largest Refugee Camp is Closing

Nairobi, Kenya (TFC) The Kenyan government is constructing a timetable to close all refugee camps due to security concerns. About 600,000 people will be displaced– some of which have spent decades or even their entire lives in the camps. Kenya is home to the world’s largest refugee camp system. The Dadaab camp lies along the Somali […]

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“Al-Shabaab Was a Psychological and Physical Prison,” Says Group Who Now Pledges Allegiance to ISIS

(TFC) The new militant group– Jahba East Africa– pledged allegiance to ISIS last week. An unnamed spokesperson took to Twitter to”Al-Shabaab Was a Psychological and Physical Prison,” Says Group Who Now Pledges Allegiance to ISIS call on all mujahideen in East Africa to leave al-Shabaab and other al-Qaeda affiliate groups. “We are telling the mujahideen in […]

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