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U.S. airstrike targets al-Shabaab in Somalia

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by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/21/19, 01:43 pm

SOMALIA: The U.S. military on Saturday carried out its deadliest airstrike in Somalia, killing 52 jihadists at an al-Shabaab stronghold—following a deadly terrorist attack in Nairobi last week and the jihadist group’s attack on Ethiopian troops near the joint U.S.-Kenya-Somalia base.

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Associated Press/Photo by Mosa'ab Elshamy

Collective concerns

International | United States stays out of far-reaching global migration accord
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/18/18, 02:30 pm

More than 160 United Nations member states last week signed a first-of-its-kind accord to improve the treatment and safety of migrants around the world.

Several nations, including the United States, abstained from the agreement over concerns it would infringe on their sovereignty.

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U.S. airstrikes target Somali terrorists

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/17/18, 11:10 am

The U.S. military worked with the Somali government to carry out six weekend airstrikes that killed 62 al-Shabaab Islamic extremists in the Gandarshe area of Somalia. Four airstrikes on Saturday killed 34 extremists, the U.S. military’s Africa Command said in a statement Monday. In two more strikes on Sunday, another 28 extremists died. No civilians were among those killed or injured.

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