Somalia

America’s Other Endless War: Battling al-Shabaab in Somalia
WSJ | MOGADISHU, Somalia—The U.S. commandos careened between grief and anger as Alex Conrad’s flag-draped coffin was hoisted onto the cargo plane. Al-Shabaab militants allied with al Qaeda had killed Staff Sgt. Conrad at a...
Strong Evidence that U.S. Special Operations Forces Massacred Civilians in Somalia
Mogadishu
DailyBeast | MOGADISHU, Somalia—It was around five in the morning when Abdullahi Elmi heard the gunfire. Sitting in his small home in Bariire, in southern Somalia, the farm administrator had been recording the names of the laborers...
US army makes largest deployment of troops to Somalia since ‘Black Hawk Down’
Somalia
RT | The US army has deployed dozens of troops to Somalia to train forces fighting Al-Shabab Islamist militant group in the largest deployment of troops to the country since 1993, when 18 US soldiers died in a battle...
The Pentagon wants to keep ground troops in Libya and go on offense in Somalia
Waldhauser
MilitaryTimes | WASHINGTON — The U.S. military will keep an unspecified number of ground troops in Libya to help friendly forces further degrade the Islamic State faction there, and officials are seeking new leeway to target al Qaida...
Obama Expands Global War on Terror to Somalia
Drones
NYTimes | WASHINGTON — The escalating American military engagement in Somalia has led the Obama administration to expand the legal scope of the war against Al Qaeda, a move that will strengthen President-elect Donald J. Trump’s...
Roger Stone retroactively registers lobbying contract
Roger Stone
TheHill | Roger Stone, a longtime political operative with ties to President Trump, has retroactively registered as a lobbyist for a venture capital firm wanting to invest in commodities in Somalia.  His registration, which...
U.S. military builds up Somalia
AFIRCOM
Politico | The number of U.S. military forces in Somalia has more than doubled this year to over 500 people as the Pentagon has quietly posted hundreds of additional special operations personnel to advise local forces in pockets...
Trump’s War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised
War on Terror
TheIntercept | From the start of his presidency, Donald Trump’s “war on terror” has entailed the seemingly indiscriminate slaughter of innocent people in the name of killing terrorists. In other words, Trump has escalated the 16-year-...
Somalian Refugees Massacred in the Red Sea Off Yemen Coast
Jet
GlobalResearch.ca | Somalian community representatives in Yemen have issued a statement denouncing the brutal killings of 42 people and the injuring of 120 others when their vessel was struck in the Red Sea area near the port city of...
Once lauded as a peacemaker, Obama's tenure fraught with war
Obama
AP | WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven years ago this week, when a young American president learned he'd been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize barely nine months into his first term — arguably before he'd made any peace — a somewhat...
U.S. commandos carry out night raid in Somalia
Night Vision
AP | MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Hoping to capture a high-profile target, U.S. special forces hopped off helicopters a couple of miles from an al-Shabab-controlled town, slipped through the dark and then got into a fierce...
Somalia attack: Al-Shabab 'kills 30' at AU military base
African Union
BBC | At least 30 people have been killed after gunmen attacked an African Union military base in southern Somalia, witnesses say. A suicide car bomber drove into the main gates of the base in Leego, along the main road...
The drone operator who said 'No'
BBC | For almost five years, Brandon Bryant worked in America's secret drone programme bombing targets in Afghanistan and elsewhere. He was told that he helped to kill more than 1,600 people, but as time went by he felt...
U.S. off war footing at year's end, but wars go on
US Security Patrol
MilitaryTimes | WASHINGTON — Taking America off a permanent war footing is proving harder than President Obama may have suggested. U.S. troops are back in Iraq, the endgame in Afghanistan is requiring more troops — and perhaps more...
U.S. accused of killing 22 in misdirected Somalia air strike
Somalia
Reuters | An air strike in northern Somalia left as many as 22 soldiers dead overnight, local officials said on Wednesday, and one region said the United States had been duped into attacking its troops. Galmudug's Security...
U.S.-funded Somali intelligence agency has been using kids as spies
Somalia Capital
WashingtonPost | MOGADISHU, Somalia — For years they were children at war, boys given rifles and training by al-Qaeda-backed militants and sent to the front lines of this country’s bloody conflict. Many had been kidnapped from schools...
U.S. drone strike kills more than 150 at Somalia terrorist camp, military says
Drone Strike
WashingtonPost | A U.S. airstrike killed more than 150 people in an attack aimed at the terrorist group al-Shabab in Somalia, according to Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. The drone strike occurred on Saturday and hit the...
Kenya's president vows harsh action against Somali rebels
Kenyan Soldier
AP | GARISSA, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president has vowed to take harsh measures against Islamic militants after they attacked a school near the Somali border, killing 148 people. President Uhuru Kenyatta warned Saturday in a...