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Since 2007, Al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda linked group, has been fighting to overthrow the internationally backed government in Somalia

Al-Shabaab Launches ‘Aggressive’ Child Jihadi Recruitment in Somalia

Al-Shabaab jihadists in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region have ramped up “aggressive” child recruitment efforts, forcing outgunned residents who refused to surrender their kids to ultimately flee after fighting the heavily armed al-Qaeda affiliate, Kenya’s Standard newspaper reports Thursday.

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Saudi Arabia Kicks Off Islamic Counter-Terrorism Summit

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia gathered officials from 40 Muslim countries on Sunday in the first meeting of an Islamic counter-terrorism alliance, a move Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman declared a “clear signal” to extremism.

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UN Warns Millions Will Starve if Yemen Blockade Not Lifted

UNITED NATIONS — The UN humanitarian chief warned Wednesday that unless the Saudi-led military coalition lifts its blockade on Yemen the war-torn nation will face “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims.”

A United States Navy aeroplane about to land at the Incirlik Air Base, in the outskirts of the city of Adana, southern Turkey, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said Wednesday, that an agreement allowing the U.S.-led coalition against the IS to launch airstrikes from Incirlik …

U.S. Conducts First Airstrikes Against Islamic State Targets in Somalia

The United States conducted its first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Somalia on Friday. Previous operations in Somalia have been directed against the al-Shabaab terrorist group, which is affiliated with the Islamic State’s progenitors and rivals, al-Qaeda.