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Sept. 26, 2017

Deputy Secretary Reinforces U.S. Support for Defeating al-Shabab, ISIS

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan reinforced the strong U.S. support for defeating the al-Shabab and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, during a meeting at the Pentagon with Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre of Somalia.

Aug. 4, 2017

Pentagon Provides Updates on Support for Operations in Yemen, Somalia

Yemeni government forces launched a major operation against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula with U.S. forces' support, while in Somalia, U.S. forces participated in a July 30 raid that targeted a senior al-Shabab member, a Pentagon spokesman said.

June 11, 2017

U.S. Strike Targets Al-Shabab in Somalia

Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said U.S. forces conducted a strike operation against al-Shabab in Somalia, approximately 185 miles southwest of Mogadishu.

May 12, 2017

Mattis 'Heartened' After Attending Somalia Meeting in London

In London, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States has a role to play in Somalia, and in helping that nation eradicate al-Shabaab, a vicious terror group.

May 5, 2017

U.S. Service Member Dies During Somalia Operation

U.S. Africa Command issued a news release that said a U.S. service member was killed during an operation against al-Shabaab near Barii, Somalia, approximately 40 miles west of Mogadishu.

May 2, 2017

Task Force Leaders' Visit Reinforces Independent Somali Defense Force

The commander of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa and his command senior enlisted leader joined U.S. Africa Command's commander and the U.S. ambassador to Somalia for a series of meetings regarding East African security.

Feb. 2, 2017

DoD Welcomes U.S. Decision to Allow Iraqis on Special Visas to Enter Country

A Pentagon spokesman said Defense Department officials have welcomed a decision from the U.S. government to allow Iraqi translators and interpreters with special documentation to travel to the United States.

April 1, 2016

U.S. Military Airstrike in Somalia Targets Senior Terrorist Leader

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said officials still are assessing the results of an airstrike in Somalia against a senior leader of the al-Shabab terrorist group, who is part of al-Qaida.

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