U.S. airstrikes said to kill Al Qaida militants in Somalia

U.S. airstrikes said to kill Al Qaida militants in Somalia

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. air strikes killed about a dozen members of Al Qaida’s affiliate in Somalia on April 11 and 12, the Pentagon said. The strikes targeted members of Al-Shabab in southern Somalia, who Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said posed an “imminent threat to U.S. personnel” in the region. The strikes were carried […]

Piracy still a thrivng business in Somalia, backed by international financiers

Piracy still a thrivng business in Somalia, backed by international financiers

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Despite a sharp drop in the success rate, hundreds of Somalis continue to engage in piracy in the Red Sea and Gulf. A senior U.S. official said hundreds of Somalis continue to be employed as pirates and target merchant vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. Thomas Kelly, […]