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By Michael Broihier In 1999, a Marine general wrote as part of a concept he called the Three Block War of an actor he called the “Strategic Corporal,” and after hearing that a US soldier probably murdered over a dozen Afghans, mostly women...
Tuesday, a Pentagon spokesman warned about “reading too much into a single combat incident” that killed 30 U.S. servicemen over the weekend, but there is a danger in not considering it at all, and questioning the planning and execution of a...
Almost exactly nineteen years ago, a plane lumbered across the pocked runway of the Mogadishu airport and a young Marine, a veteran of two wars in three years, looked out of the departing plane’s window, sniffed and said, “Thirty days.”...
The death toll rose Monday to at least 35 killed in the most serious Islamic extremist attack in years on Mogadishu, a government official said. Islamic radicals from al-Shabab launched a multi-pronged attack against the country's Supreme Court...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Militants attacked Mogadishu’s main courthouse Sunday in one of two attacks in Somalia that were linked to an Al Qaeda-affiliated group. About nine gunmen wearing Somali police uniforms and suicide vests stormed the...
Tags: Armed Conflicts, Somalia, Al-Qaeda
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Lihle Muhdin was 11 years old when he first picked up a Kalashnikov rifle, pushed into combat by an Islamist militia in Mogadishu. That was 15 years ago. Now he wields a microphone in his fight for peace. Muhdin is a member of...
Tags: Music Industry, Islam, Concerts, Somalia, Al-Qaeda
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Ten people died and more than 15 were wounded Monday in a suicide bombing close to the presidential palace in the capital, according to Somali officials. The attack in central Mogadishu targeted a vehicle carrying Somali...
A woman who accused Somali security forces of raping her must spend a year behind bars for making a “false accusation” and insulting the government, a Mogadishu court ruled Tuesday. Court official Ahmed Aden Farah said medical evidence showed...
World NowSuicide bombers set off at least two explosions at a popular restaurant in Mogadishu late Thursday, killing about 15 people including journalists and two police officers, authorities said....
World NowSomali troops and their foreign allies occupied the key city of Kismayo, the last strategic base for Islamist militants who had relied on the local port as an main source of revenue....
World NowMogadishu, Somalia, is marking its first peaceful Eid al-Fitr celebration in years....
World NowSomalia's new parliament was due to convene, but a scheduled presidential vote was not being held....
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