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US troops are going back to Somalia, but not for ‘combat’
“Our forces are not now, nor will they be directly engaged in combat operations.”
This video captures the ‘catastrophic impact’ that kicked off the fierce ‘Black Hawk Down’ mission 28 years ago
On Oct. 3, 1993, a contingent of U.S. special operations forces launched what was supposed to be a relatively simple mission. It ended up being a total disaster.
US launches first airstrike on target in Somalia since Biden became president
U.S. troops were outside of Somalia at the time.
US troops leaving Somalia for elsewhere in East Africa, AFRICOM chief says
“To be clear, the U.S. is not withdrawing or disengaging from East Africa."
Trump is pulling most US troops out of Somalia
The U.S. military will still be able to carry out counterterrorism strikes within Somalia.
Trump may withdraw nearly all US troops from Somalia as part of global pullback
President Donald Trump may withdraw nearly all U.S. troops from Somalia as part of a global pullback that could see major reductions in Afghanistan and a slight drawdown in Iraq
US service member wounded by car bomb and mortar attack in Somalia
'The U.S. service member is in stable condition and receiving treatment for injuries that are not assessed to be life-threatening.'
The surge nobody’s talking about: the US war in Somalia
"Despite continued U.S. airstrikes in Somalia ... al Shabab appears to be a growing threat."
AFRICOM identifies senior al-Shabaab leader killed in February airstrike
AFRICOM claims that the al-Shabaab leader they killed in an airstrike last month was likely Bashir Mohamed Mahamoud, who may have played a role in the deadly Manda Bay attack.
Delta Force veteran from ‘Black Hawk Down’ dies at 64
He served in the Army for almost three decades.
How Somali commandos and a US airstrike repelled an insurgent attack on a major military base
Al Shabaab, an Islamist militant group, has launched a string of complex attacks in the past two months on Somali security forces, African Union peacekeepers and — on Monday — European Union and U.S. forces
Extremists attack US special forces base, EU military convoy in Somalia
Separate attacks hit a U.S. military base in the Somali town of Baledogle and an Italian military convoy in the Somali capital on Monday, a Reuters witness and a security source said
Nearly 18 years after 9/11, Al-Qaeda ‘is as strong as it has ever been,’ State Department says
Al-Qaeda and its affiliates remain as much of a threat to the U.S. as "it has ever been" after the terrorist group rebuilt itself while the U.S. and other nations focused on destroying ISIS in Iraq and Syria, a State Department official said Thursday
New report claims US could be guilty of war crimes in Somalia for killing civilians under ‘shroud of secrecy’
The U.S. military could be guilty of war crimes in Somalia, according to a new report that challenges what the government says about civilian casualties from its bombing campaign against al-Shabab, an al-Qaida affiliate, in the African nation
How to build foreign militaries when the local government is terrible
If one accepts that the American military is the most powerful armed force in human history, why does it have a mixed record when it comes to building up foreign armies in weak states?
‘Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story’ recalls the soldiers the movies overlooked
FORT DRUM — A fierce battle involving Fort Drum soldiers in Somalia began on Oct. 3, 1993, with a radio...
The US IS Turning Up The Heat On Jihadists In Libya
The U.S. conducted a precision airstrike against Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Libya on June 13 near the...
DoD Identifies US Service Member Killed In Somalia
The Department of Defense on Saturday identified the American service member killed during a June 8 mission in Somalia against...
1 US Operator Killed, Another 4 Troops Wounded In Somalia
One U.S. special operator was killed and another four service members were wounded on Friday during a mission in Somalia...
The Pentagon Just Hit Militants In Somalia With Its Deadliest Airstrike Yet
U.S. military personnel killed 27 Al-Shabab fighters in a lone airstrike in northwest Somalia on June 2, U.S. Africa Command announced...
2 Navy SEAL Leaders Deployed In Africa Under Investigation For Alleged Sexual Misconduct
Two leaders of a Virginia Beach-based naval special warfare unit currently deployed to Africa have been suspended from their overseas...
‘Chain of Command’: Nat Geo’s New Series Explores War From The TOC Down
In a scene from National Geographic’s upcoming documentary series, Chain of Command, U.S. Army Col. Patrick Work addresses his command...
The DoD Is Quietly Turning Up The Heat On Al-Shabab In Somalia
There are now 500 U.S. troops in Somalia, where the military has carried out daily airstrikes in the past week,...
US Forces Strike Al-Shabab Again As War In Somalia Heats Up
A group of al Shabab fighters in war-torn Somalia were targeted by a U.S. self-defense strike on July 4 that...
Al Shabab Kills Dozens In Somalia Military Base Attack Amid Expanding US Troop Presence
Al Shabab jihadists launched a vicious attack on a military base in Somalia on June 8, killing nearly 70 and...