US airstrike kills extremist rebel in Somalia, say officials
▶️ People in the northeast of Somalia flee their homes and leave possessions behind, Monday, December 9, after severe floods caused by heavy rainfall. 👉 Two months of relentless rains have submerged villages and farms across East Africa, with at least 265 killed. (AFP)
"Somalia is a contested state in a contested nation," @PDWilliamsGWU told us. "There’s a lot of people with guns in south central Somalia. But they don't have allegiance to a central state." Hear more in our podcast all about the U.S. military in Somalia:
Somalia has suffered its deadliest single blast. At least 189 people were killed and more than 200 injured by a truck bomb in Mogadishu.
My thoughts and prayers are with the families of our serviceman who was killed and his fellow servicemen who were wounded in Somalia. They are truly all HEROES.