Somalia
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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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Associated Press/Photo by Farah Abdi Warsameh

Two deadly attacks in Somalia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/26/18, 09:56 am

Suicide bombers in Somalia killed a prominent Islamic leader and at least 17 of his followers on Monday for having music in their religious ceremonies, according to police. Two suicide bombers set off explosives in front of Sheikh Abdiweli Ali Elmi’s home, which also served as a Sufi shrine, said Ahmed Awale, a police official in the northern city of Galkayo. Four gunmen then stormed the building and opened fire. Awale said officials who responded to the incident killed three attackers and captured one alive.

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Commemorating the end of the grisliest conflict

International | Gridlock in Gloucestershire, world leaders in Paris, and protests in Poland mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/12/18, 01:10 pm

EUROPE: There was gridlock in Gloucestershire, England, as hundreds jammed the village of Slimbridge to view the “ghost soldiers” of World War I guarding graves of the fallen.

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