Somalia’s Puntland forces say killed three in attack on Islamic State-linked fighters

Somalia’s Puntland forces say killed three in attack on Islamic State-linked fighters

Soldiers allied to the Western-backed Somali government killed three fighters loyal to the Islamic State in northern Somalia on Monday as they pressed ahead toward the insurgents' ...

U.S. to Fight Somali Militants Under 9/11 War Authorization

U.S. to Fight Somali Militants Under 9/11 War Authorization

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 strengt ...

Somalia: Elders negotiate with Al-Shabaab over soldiers

Somalia: Elders negotiate with Al-Shabaab over soldiers

Gal'ad, Somalia - "Line up in a straight line. We will do the talking on your behalf," an elderly man with a henna-dyed beard tells the group of young men. They are standing in fro ...

US forces in Somalia take on more risk as advisory mission expands

US forces in Somalia take on more risk as advisory mission expands

STUTTGART, Germany — U.S. special operations forces working with Somali troops are facing increased risk in an advisory mission that has shifted from basic soldiering to complex ba ...

‘Anything that flies is an enemy’: Filming Al-Shabaab with a drone

‘Anything that flies is an enemy’: Filming Al-Shabaab with a drone

"Anything that flies that's not a bird, we consider it an enemy." That's how Hassan Yakub, al-Shabab's most senior leader in Somalia's Galguduud region, responded when I requested ...

African Union angry over EU payment for Somali troops

African Union angry over EU payment for Somali troops

Nairobi - The African Union has lashed the EU for saying it will pay Burundian peacekeepers in Somalia directly, rather than through their government, ostensibly to prevent the mon ...

Al-Shabab regains land as Ethiopia pulls troops

Al-Shabab regains land as Ethiopia pulls troops

Moqokori, Somalia - As the clock ticked past 11am and birds nestling on the short dry shrub trees chirped away, a large group of young men in camouflage uniforms and black face-wra ...

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