Suicide Car Bomb Rocks Downtown Mogadishu

Defense | Will Racke
Somali security officers secure the scene of a suicide car explosion in front of the national theatre in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, March 21, 2017 REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Second blast this week in Somali capital

US Military Could Be Leaking Top Secret Information While Jogging And Not Even Know It

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
Soldiers of the USS Nimitz, a U.S. aircraft carrier, jog on a flight deck after the Nimitz arrived at a South Korean naval base in Busan, about 420 km (262 miles) southeast of Seoul, February 28, 2008. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is taking part in a routine port visit in conjunction with the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle Exercise, an annual military exercise between South Korean and U.S. troops, according to the U.S. Forces Korea. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

The military is investigating the matter

Somali-Born Ohio Man Sentenced For Aiding Terrorists

US | Grace Carr
A terrorist works on his computer. Source: FabrikaSimf/Shutterstock

Planned to kill military officers

You'll Never Guess How The Alleged Vermont Machete Attacker Came Into The US ...

US | Ryan Pickrell and Will Racke
Yellow police tape is displayed at a crime scene after a motorist was shot in the head along the 2700 block of south 80th Street in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Lott/File Photo

‘Underscores the importance of enhancing the screening’

Somali Defense Minister Pleads For More US Drone Strikes On Al-Shabab

World | Jonah Bennett
Weapons arae gathered from two dead militants suspected of being members of the al-Shabab, in Mogadishu on April 16, 2017. Somali security forces shot dead two suspected al-shabab militants, an Al-Qaeda linked extremist group, who were said to be involved in firing rockets. Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images.

‘We need more drone strikes because a drone can strike the snake in the head’

US Turns 100 Al-Qaida Into Pink Mist

World | Saagar Enjeti
A C-130 from the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station launches flares over Lake Ontario during a training exercise August 10, 2011, Niagara Falls, NY. Flares can be launched from an aircraft as a defensive measure against hostile forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph McKee)

‘Area of active hostilities’

US Celebrates Veterans Day By Obliterating Al-Qaida Terrorist

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
U.S. airmen prepare a U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone as it leaves on a mission at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan March 9, 2016. Picture taken March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Josh Smith

Second such strike on the terror group in recent days

US Lays Waste To 'Several' Al-Qaida Militants

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
An A-10 Thunderbolt II takes off at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2012. The A-10’s capabilities allow it to conduct operations in locations in and out of front line combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Raymond Geoffroy)

Responsible for one of the largest suicide truck bombings

US Mission To Somalia Orders American Staff To Leave Mogadishu

Defense | Will Racke
Somali security officers secure the scene of a suicide car bomb explosion, at the gate of Naso Hablod Two Hotel in Hamarweyne district of Mogadishu, Somalia October 28, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

‘Specific threat information’

US Begins First Airstrikes On ISIS In Somalia

World | Jonah Bennett
A Somali boy holds a copy of the Koran as he stands near al-Shabaab flags during a protest against the burning of the Islamic holy book at southern Mogadishu?s main stadium, September 15, 2010. Thousands of Muslim faithful took part in the protest, days after plans by obscure U.S. Pastor Terry Jones, which he later abandoned, to burn copies of the Koran to mark the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, hijacked airliner attacks on the United States. (Photo: REUTERS/Omar Faruk)

‘U.S. forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect Americans’

Somalia Hit With Second Deadly Blast As US Focuses On Al-Qaida

World | Saagar Enjeti
Somali refugees run from the dust at Ifo camp near Dadaab, about 80km (50 miles) from Liboi on the border with Somalia in north-eastern Kenya, January 8, 2007. Aid agencies are operating three large refugee camps in Dadaab where about 160,000 Somali refugees are held and said they could provide more staff to help Kenya with any new influx. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti (KENYA) Also see image: GF2DWKUQLYAA - GM1DUINHRLAA

‘We targeted ministers’

Here's What The 400 US Troops Running Around Somalia Are Up To

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
U.S. Army Rangers, assigned to 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, prepare for extraction from their objective during Task Force Training on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014. Rangers constantly train to maintain their tactical proficiency. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Steven Hitchcock/Not Reviewed)

‘Various security cooperation’

The Battle Of Mogadishu Ended On This Day 24 Years Ago

Defense | David Hookstead

It was a horrific battle

US Citizen Pleads Guilty To Fighting With Al-Shabaab For Four Years

US | Jonah Bennett
A Somali government soldier views the dead bodies of suspected al-Shabaab militant fighters killed in a suicide bomb attack outside Nasahablood hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu

‘All that is left is for him to be sentenced for his crimes’

'Soldier Of The Islamic State' Behind Knife Attack In Brussels

World | Ryan Pickrell
A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country. Picture taken June 23, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)

Attacker was of Somali origin

New Batch Of Al-Qaida Terrorists Meet US Special Operators, Allah

World | Saagar Enjeti
U.S. Army Rangers, assigned to 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, prepare for extraction from their objective during Task Force Training on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014. Rangers constantly train to maintain their tactical proficiency. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Steven Hitchcock/Not Reviewed)

‘Advise and assist’

Al-Qaida Beheads 9 As Anti-Terror Battles Heat Up

World | Saagar Enjeti
A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group February 26, 2015. Investigators believe that the masked killer known as "Jihadi John", who fronted Islamic State beheading videos, is Emwazi, two U.S. government sources said on Thursday. The British government and police refused to confirm or deny his identity, which was first revealed by the Washington Post, saying it was an ongoing security investigation. REUTERS/SITE Intel Group/Handout via Reuters (CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CRIME LAW CONFLICT) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY. AN UNPROCESSED VERSION WILL BE PROVIDED SEPARATELY - RTR4RC07

Approximately 50 troops in Somalia