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  • US hones in on homegrown ISIS threat

    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says at least one foreign fighter for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has already traveled in and out of the United States before committing a suicide bombing overseas.

  • Al-Shabab terrorist cell discovered in Uganda

    A terrorist cell has been discovered in Uganda, leading the State Department to warn Americans there to stay hidden or flee.

  • New Somali extremist leader rose amid purge

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The new leader of Somalia's al-Shabab extremist rebels, Ahmad Umar, is described as a compelling leader who is expected to maintain the Islamic militant group's violent attacks against the Mogadishu government and other targets. Umar is confronted by a stepped up...

  • Somalia extremist group names new leader

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, named a new leader Saturday after confirming the killing of their previous leader by a U.S. airstrike, a commander of the group said. The Somali militants unanimously selected Ahmad Umar, also known as Abu Ubaidah, at a...

  • US confirms death of Somalia terror group leader

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airstrikes earlier this week killed the leader of the al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia, the Pentagon said Friday. President Barack Obama said the death of Ahmed Abdi Godane demonstrated U.S. counterterrorism resolve and was an example of his deliberate approach to...

  • U.S. confirms death of al-Shabab leader in Somalia airstrike

    "Godane's removal is a major symbolic and operational loss to the largest al Qaeda affiliate in Africa and reflects years of painstaking work by our intelligence, military and law enforcement professionals," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.

  • White House worried about threat from Americans fighting for ISIS

    President Obama and his advisers don't think the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is ready to pose a direct terrorist threat to the U.S., but they're worried about the group's ability to attract Americans.

  • Somali government offers amnesty to extremists

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government on Wednesday offered an amnesty to fighters with al-Shabab, the Islamic extremist group whose leader was targeted Monday night in a U.S. airstrike. Following a Cabinet-level security meeting on Tuesday, Somali authorities are giving al-Shabab...

  • Officials can't confirm whether U.S. killed al-Shabab leader in Somalia airstrikes

    The Pentagon said Monday's strike targeting Ahmed Abdi Godane was launched by U.S. special operations forces using manned and unmanned aircraft.

  • US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died. The leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, has no heir apparent. If he has been...

  • Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader was target of airstrike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group was the target of U.S. military airstrikes that struck an encampment and a vehicle there on Monday night, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said the results of the strike are still being...



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