US strike kills over 100 Shabaab militants northwest of Mogadishu

US strike kills over 100 Shabaab militants northwest of Mogadishu

longwarjournal.org 21 Nov '17, 7pm

US forces killed more than 100 Shabaab fighters in an airstrike conducted 125 miles northwest of Mogadishu, Somalia earlier today. The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) press release described the location as a “Shabaab camp.” AFRICOM has targeted Shabaab camps at least twice previously. In March 2016, US warplanes hit the “Raso Camp” in the town of Raso in Bulobarde province, nearly 100 miles north of Mogadishu. Press reports claimed that 150 Shabaab fighters were killed, but the al Qaeda branch denied it gathered “100 fighters in one spot for security reasons.” In Sept. 2017, AFRICOM claimed it launched a “self defense strike” as US and Africa...

A message to the #USArmy team from the 23rd @SecArmyMark T. Esper

army.mil 21 Nov '17, 4pm
A message to the #USArmy team from the 23rd @SecArmyMark T. Esper

Today I had the great honor of being sworn in as your 23rd Secretary of the Army. Having served previously in the Regular Army, Guard, and Re...

Marines investigated for racial slurs in video...

militarytimes.com 22 Nov '17, 2am

An investigation is underway into Snapchat videos that purportedly show Marines yelling racial slurs, Corps officials confirmed on Tuesday. T...

Marine shot and killed off-base following birthday ball celebration

marinecorpstimes.com 21 Nov '17, 9pm

A Marine is dead after being shot in Wilmington, North Carolina, following his squadron’s birthday ball, Corps officials said. Cpl. Edwin Est...

U.S. Conducts Airstrike in Support of the Federal Government of #Somalia

africom.mil 21 Nov '17, 5pm

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, ...

More of La David Johnson's remains found in Niger. Really sad.

defense.gov 21 Nov '17, 6pm

Statement by Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White on Additional Remains Found in Niger On Nov. 12...

#Veteran laid to rest with #military honors thanks to kindness of strangers

wftv.com 21 Nov '17, 3pm

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