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Obama calls Libya his ‘worst mistake’

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Obama calls Libya his ‘worst mistake’

Barack Obama says the biggest mistake of his presidency was the lack of planning for the aftermath of the fall of late Libyan leader Mummar Gaddhafi, with the country spiraling into chaos and grappling with violent militants. Reflecting on his legacy in a Fox News interview aired Sunday, Obama said his “worst mistake” was “probably […]

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British brothers are killed ‘fighting jihad for ISIS in Syria after fleeing the UK two years ago

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British brothers are killed ‘fighting jihad for ISIS in Syria after fleeing the UK two years ago

ISIS claim Abdulrahman Shariff, 18, is missing ‘presumed dead’ in Syria His brother Khalif Shariff, 21, is believed to have been confirmed dead Their parents are understood to have been told the news by senior jihadis Friend says ‘they never showed signs of being extremists’ before fleeing  Khalif Shariff (pictured) and his brother Abdulrahman are […]

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Turkish citizenship Killed in Mogadishu by Suspected Al-Shabaab

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Turkish citizenship Killed in Mogadishu by Suspected Al-Shabaab

MOGADISHU- Suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen have shot and killed Turkish engineer working with Turkish aid agencies in Mogadishu on Friday, police and eyewitnesses confirmed. The engineer who was identified as Kamal was shot and dead by two assailants shortly after he left a local mosque where he performed the Friday Prayers around 1.00pm local time, said […]

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Two Cord MPs differ over failed Okoa Kenya referendum

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Two Cord MPs differ over failed Okoa Kenya referendum

Two Cord members of Parliament on Saturday differed over the failed Okoa Kenya campaign after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ruled that the sponsors had failed to get the one million signatures necessary to force a referendum. While Ijara MP Ibrahim Abass (ODM) blamed the Cord secretariat for doing “a shoddy job” in […]

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65 Shebab insurgents killed in northeas Somalia

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65 Shebab insurgents killed in northeas Somalia

Mogadishu: Somalia security forces have killed 65 Shebab Islamic insurgents who attacked coastal towns in the semi-autonomous Puntland area in the country’s northeast, the regional army chief said Monday. “The fighting is almost over and the security forces are now pursuing the remnants of the militants” after five days of clashes, General Muhidin Ahmed Muse […]

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KDF soldiers kill 34 Al-Shabaab militants in two days

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KDF soldiers kill 34 Al-Shabaab militants in two days

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers on Saturday killed 21 Al-Shabaab militants in a shootout in Lower Juba Region in Somalia and recovered weapons. Two KDF soldiers also died in the shootout on Saturday afternoon. The KDF also recovered 19 AK-47 rifles, three rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) and a pistol. The KDF spokesman Col David […]

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Puntland clashes with Alshabaab terrorist enter second day in Somalia

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Puntland clashes  with Alshabaab terrorist enter second day in Somalia

GAROWE ONLINE| Fierce clashes have continued for second day in the northeastern State of Puntland, with government troops neutralizing militants trying to infiltrate by boats in onslaught involving artillery according to residents. Garowe Online examines who is fighting whom, and how the coverage confuses the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with Al Shabaab? —Puntland Late on Monday night, Puntland forces in technicals and […]

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Somali militants seize small port in Puntland region

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Somali militants seize small port in Puntland region

Somali al Shabaab fighters have seized a small port in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, the latest sign of a resurgence in activity by the Islamist militants in the Horn of Africa nation. A series of offensives last year by the African Union force AMISOM and the Somali National Army had driven al Shabaab out of […]

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Planned attack in Rome stopped a Somali imam in Campobasso

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Planned attack in Rome stopped a Somali imam in Campobasso

He wanted to convince asylum seekers to become suicide bombers, good save. Maybe blowing themselves. He chanted ISIS, Al-Qaeda and Al Shabaab. He is trying to co-opt proselytes to push them to jihad. And as has happened in other surveys who spoke, intercepted, he quoted the massacres of Paris. “Let’s start from the same Italian, […]

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U.S. strikes al Shabaab training camp in Somalia, more than 150 killed | Reuters

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U.S. strikes al Shabaab training camp in Somalia, more than 150 killed | Reuters

WASHINGTON The United States has carried out an air strike in Somalia, killing more than 150 fighters with the al Qaeda-linked Islamist group al Shabaab, following U.S. intelligence on preparations for a large-scale militant attack, the Pentagon said on Monday. The weekend strike using both manned and unmanned drone aircraft targeted al Shabaab’s “Raso” training […]

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