Malian authorities say at least 100 people have been killed in several days of fighting over territory between Daesh and local Al Qaeda in the east of the country.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the US will continue to “use all relevant tools to uphold our commitment to see to it that international terrorists are not able to operate with impunity in Afghanistan”.
At least eight civilians were killed after Al Shabab terrorists stormed a popular hotel in Mogadishu, a police spokesperson said.
Mogadishu urged the UN Security Council to "seriously consider" an African Union statement that encouraged the urgent lifting of the embargo.
A security official confirms that a suicide bomber blew himself up near General Dhigobadan training camp in southern Mogadishu.
Somalia's defence ministry says at least 100 militants are killed in the central Hiran region.
The unit that came under fire had been sent to relieve a detachment from Natiaboani.
At hospitals and elsewhere, frantic relatives peeked under plastic sheeting and into body bags, looking for loved ones.
Attack in Mogadishu occurred on a day when president, prime minister and other senior officials were meeting to discuss combating attacks by armed groups.
The attack took place in the border region between Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso where armed men killed a total of 11 people.
Abdullahi Yare, one of the seven leaders named by the US on its most-wanted list in 2012, was believed to be next in line to take over the leadership from ailing Al Shabaab chief Ahmed Diriye.
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