Tag Archives: al-Shabab

Secret drone bases expand

The Washington Post reports on the expansion of drone operations in north Africa. The Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of a … Continue reading

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Drone strike in Somalia kills 17 Al Shabab fighters

On Friday, three high-ranking members and 14 fighters of the al-Shabab militant group were killed when the US military used remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles in an attack on Dhoobley town, which is located near Kismayo, the capital of the lower … Continue reading

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Scahill on CIA ‘blowback’ in Somalia

An excellent Nation report on the CIA’s involvement in Somali politics, warlordism, and the rise of Al Shabab. In any case, the Shabab’s meteoric rise in Somalia, and the legacy of terror it has wrought, is blowback sparked by a decade of … Continue reading

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The CIA’s Secret Sites in Somalia

A Nation article by Jeremy Scahill, documents the activities of CIA and JSOC operatives in Somalia – a country now under the crosshairs of expanding US counterterrorism operations, given established ties between al-Shabab (a Somalia Islamic militant group) and al-Qaeda.  The CIA runs its compound … Continue reading

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