A suicide bomber killed up to 15 in the Somali town of Wanlaweyn, located near the Baledogle Airfield.
With double the number of airstrikes of 2016 and 400 U.S. soldiers on the ground, Washington’s role in Mogadishu is expanding.
Sanctions were imposed in 2009 for Eritrea’s purported support of Al-Shabab in Somalia, but a report has found no conclusive evidence of ties.
The attack proved once again that insurgents can carry out deadly assaults in the heart of the Somali capital.
The driver of the truck reportedly came from a town outside Mogadishu, where a U.S.-led raid mistakenly killed 10 civilians in August.
Washington has been fighting Al-Shabab for a decade in Somalia, but there’s no end in sight.
Washington has been targeting the Al-Qaeda affiliate with airstrikes since at least 2007.
Mohamed Garfanje, the leader of the Hobyo-Haradhere Piracy Network, is a mastermind of kidnap and ransom.
Set to open next month in Somalia, this is the second Turkish overseas military installation, after a base in Qatar.
Eritrea’s navy also was placed under U.S. sanctions in April, after a shipment of military equipment from North Korea was found en route to the country.
Somalia is fighting factions of both Al-Qaeda and ISIS. It needs American assistance.
Al-Shabab, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, is trying to oust the Western-backed government in Somalia.
The Somali militant group has carried out multiple roadside bombings in Kenya recently, killing 20 police officers.
President Trump gave U.S. forces in Somalia more leeway to strike the Al-Qaeda affiliate earlier this year.
The militants, with ties to Al-Qaeda, overran a military base in the Puntland region on Thursday.
Somalia’s Al-Qaeda affiliate killed 4,300 people in 2016, making it Africa’s biggest militant threat.
Akinwumi Adesina tells Newsweek that the U.S. must continue its support for Africa to stop militants thriving.
The Al-Qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for the attack in Mogadishu.
The newly-elected Somali president has declared war on the Islamist militants while offering an amnesty to disaffected fighters.