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US Airstrike Hits Undetonated Car Bomb Outside Mogadishu.

A U.S. airstrike has hit and destroyed a car bomb-in-waiting near the capital of Somalia, according to a Somali official and the U.S. military. The U.S. Africa Command said the airstrike occurred early Tuesday morning and targeted a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device about 65 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu. A ...

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U.S. strike removes 'imminent threat' to Somali capital.

A U.S. military drone strike on a vehicle carrying explosives in Somalia has removed an imminent threat to the people of Mogadishu by the Al-Shabab militant group, the U.S. Africa Command said Tuesday.

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US drone strike removes 'imminent threat' to Somali capital.

The airstrike was carried out early Tuesday morning about 40 miles southwest of Somalia's capital, the U.S. statement said, adding that no civilians were killed. It was not immediately clear how many al-Shabab fighters may have been killed.

- Stars and Stripes - US

News24.com | US drone strike removes 'imminent threat' to Somali capital.

A US military drone strike on a vehicle carrying explosives in Somalia has removed "an imminent threat to the people of Mogadishu" by the al-Shabaab extremist group, the US Africa Command has said.

- News24.com - ZA

Fallout among Al-Shabaab chiefs bad for Kenya security.

There are also rumours that the United States plans to send more ground troops to Somalia in a bid to finally defeat Al-Shabaab.

- Daily Nation - KE

US drone strike removes 'imminent threat' to Somali capital.

A U.S. military drone strike on a vehicle carrying explosives in Somalia has removed "an imminent threat to the people of Mogadishu" by the al-Shabab extremist group, the U.S. Africa … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Parties to the conflict in Somalia not doing enough to shield civilians from violence - UN report.

Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia Country: Somalia While the majority of civilian casualties during the reporting period were caused by Al Shabaab and other non-state actors, a smaller number were attributed to state security actors and AMISOM. SOMALIA ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Parties to the conflict in Somalia not doing enough to shield civilians from violence - UN report.

Source: United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia Country: Somalia While the majority of civilian casualties during the reporting period were caused by Al Shabaab and other non-state actors, a smaller number were attributed to state security actors and AMISOM. SOMALIA CONFLICT: EXACTING A TERRIBLE TOLL ON CIVILIANS, AL ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Al Wasl thump Shabab Al Ahli Dubai 3-0.

The Cheetahs maintain their perch at top of Arabian Gulf League standings

- GulfNews - AE

How drones could save lives in Somalia's battle against al-Shabab.

A former member of U.S. military intelligence is helping fight one of the deadliest terror groups in Africa. He is also a pioneer in the U.S. military's use of drones and is now using that expertise to help Somalia in its fight against the Al-Qaeda-linked terror group al-Shabab. Debora Patta reports.

- CBS NEWS - US

Drones could be game-changer in Somalia's fight against al-Shabab.

A former U.S. intelligence officer has donated drones to Somali police to help clear areas where there may be roadside bombs

- CBS NEWS - US

Terrorists constructing bombs that can be smuggled onto planes

A senior intelligence source says al-Shabab now appears to have international support

- CBS NEWS - US

Al-Shabaab militants attack security forces convoy in Somalia's Hiiraan

A CONVOY of soldiers was attacked by Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants on the outskirts of Beledweyn in Somalia's Hiiraan region on 6 December, Shabelle Media Network reported. Reports conflicted however on the nature of the attack, with accounts of both an ambush and a security forces

- Jane’s - US

Somalia's Puntland Region Declares State of Emergency Over Drought

Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland declared a state of emergency Tuesday and appealed for food and water because of shortages triggered by a severe drought. Drought has gripped large parts of the Horn of Africa country this year and the United Nations says children face acute malnutrition. The crisis is compounded ...

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