Tag: Somalia

State Department Offers Last-Minute Reversal on Travel Ban Policy on Fiancés

The U.S. State Department has changed its definition of a close family member eligible for travel to the U.S. under President Trump’s revised travel ban. The revised travel ban, which restricts travel from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, took effect late Thursday. Under the ban, only close family members of those living in…

Navy Seal Member Killed In Action In Somalia

One U.S. military member was killed and two others were wounded Thursday in Somalia, when they were attacked by small-arms fire on a mission about 40 miles outside of Mogadishu, the Pentagon announced. The operation was against al Qaeda-linked militants in the country, officials said Friday. “U.S. forces are assisting partner forces to counter al…

22 Dead as Gunmen Attack Somali Hotel [VIDEO]

A jihadist attack on a Somali hotel Friday has left at least twenty two people dead and dozens more wounded, officials said. Al-Shabaab militants allegedly set off a car bomb at a gate near the Somali Youth Hotel, located in capital city Mogadishu. Officials confirmed that all three attackers were killed by police.

20+ Dead in Somali Restaurant Attack [VIDEO]

At least 20 people are dead after al-Shabab militants stormed a beachfront restaurant Thursday evening in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. Security officials ended the siege on Friday after a long firefight, with special forces reportedly going room to room in pursuit of the gunmen who took refuge inside the restaurant after killing people. Witnesses…

Death Toll From Attack on Somali Hotel Rises to 25 [VIDEO]

The death toll in Friday’s bombing of a hotel in the Somali capital has risen to 25, including two lawmakers and workers from the prime minister’s office, the government said on Saturday. Police previously said at least 10 people had been killed in the attack on Central Hotel, near the presidential palace in the center…

U.S. Forces Airstrike Al-Shabab in Somalia [VIDEO]

U.S. Forces Airstrike Al-Shabab in Somalia The U.S. military launched an air strike against the al-Shabaab terrorist network in Somalia yesterday. Little facts have been given about the operation, which took place a day after the group attacked government facilities in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. U.S. officials notify that a military drone launched Hellfire missiles at…