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.
The president's Middle East trip was a missed opportunity, writes former Iraqi ambassador.
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.
The State Department's acting deputy tells Newsweek that the U.S. is prepared to make sacrifices for Somalia's security.
Even as Brexit looms, May said a '"global Britain" would drive international efforts to support the African nation.
American forces have traditionally taken a background role in Somalia, but Kyle Milliken's death may indicate greater involvement.
The death is the first U.S. military casualty in Somalia for more than 20 years.
After a five-year lull, pirates have launched a spate of attacks off Somalia's coast—and a potential famine could be the reason.
The Al-Qaeda-affiliated militant group controls parts of Somalia and wants to impose its hardline version of Islam on the country.
Pirates have launched a string of attacks off Somalia's coast.
Somalia's ambassador to the U.S. says 4,000 people are being deported back to the conflict zone.
Somalia's president said that the country is in a "state of war" against the Al-Qaeda affiliate, which carried out deadly attacks on Sunday and Monday.
Al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda affiliate, frequently targets government buildings in Mogadishu.
6.2 million Somalis are in need, many of whom live under al-Shabab's rule.