U.S. vows to restore peace in Somalia despite death of service member

U.S. vows to restore peace in Somalia despite death of service member

A Navy SEAL who was killed in an operation against terrorist group al-Shabaab in Somalia earlier this week has been identified by the Department of Defense as Kyle Milliken, 38, of Falmouth, Maine.

A statement from the US Africa Command said the service member was killed on Thursday during the operation near Barii, about 64 kilometers west of the capital, Mogadishu, France24 reported.

The US troops were part of a US military program to advise and assist Somali ground forces.

Two other U.S. service members were also wounded.

Davis said al-Shabaab is an al-Qaida affiliate closely tied more specifically to Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which is a group that has murdered Americans, radicalized and recruited terrorists and fighters in the United States, and has conducted and inspired attacks against Americans and USA interests around the world. The target in Somalia was a local al-Shabaab leader who had been involved in planning attacks against facilities used by U.S. and African forces in Somalia.

AMD updates GPU roadmap, announces Radeon Vega 'Frontier Edition'
The AMD Radeon Vega Frontier is ideal GPU to consider for VR content development as it supports the AMD's LiquidVR technology . Rise of the Tomb Raider limited to 2GB of memory, with AMD's high-bandwidth cache controller off (left) and then on (right).

Following U.S President Donald Trump's executive orders to lift restrictions on the U.S forces operations, the U.S Special Forces and their Somali counterpart intensified covert operations on the militant group recently, as U.S increased the presence of its forces training and advising Somali forces. Davis said there are typically about 50 US special operators in Somalia at any time for that mission.

Abdirisak Farah, a Somali military officer, said there were casualties on both sides, with six Shabaab fighters killed.

Al-Shabab controls larges swaths of territory and regularly carries out attacks on the military, civilians and some 20,000 African Union peacekeeping troops in the country supporting the government and help secure the delivery of humanitarian aid.

In March, President Donald Trump relaxed rules created to limit civilian casualties during military operations in Somalia, which some interpreted as a sign of a ramped up military campaign against militants there.

In recent years, the USA has sent a small number of special operations forces and counterterrorism advisers to Somalia and conducted airstrikes. He was killed, and two other SEALs were injured during a gunfight with the Islamic terror group, marking the first American combat fatality in Somalia since the 1993 "Black Hawk Down" battle.

After Ransomware Attack, Wary Banks Shut Down Some ATMs
Authorities in Europe and the United States turned their attention to preventing hackers from spreading new versions of the virus. With the purported NSA code now out in the open, ProofPoint says it's also started to see copycats appear.

"Al-Shabab presents a threat to Americans and American interests", U.S. Africa Command said in a statement on Friday.

"The wider context, and hence why the US may be being more aggressive now, is to try and engineer a timely and successful exit strategy for AMISOM, which means degrading al-Shabab and bolstering the Somali security forces", Paul Williams, an associate professor at George Washington University and author on peacekeeping operations in Africa, said in an email.

United States forces are in Somalia to train local forces to combat the terror group, al Shabab, an al Qaeda affiliate that carried out the 2013 attack on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya killing 60 and injuring another 175.

Somalia descended into chaos in 1991 after longtime dictator Mohammad Siad Barre was overthrown by clan-based militias, who then fought each other for power.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Refurbished is now on the Market
The Galaxy S8 measures 5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches while the dimensions of the Galaxy S8 Plus is 6.00 x 3.09 x 0.31 inches. Speaking of design, Pocket-lint mentioned that both smartphones utilize the metal and glass sandwich design.

  • Betts, Bradley go deep to lift Red Sox over Cardinals 6-3

    Betts, Bradley go deep to lift Red Sox over Cardinals 6-3

    It was the second player of the week honor of the young season for Betts, who finished second in the AL MVP voting a year ago. Bradley had two of Boston's six hits, and starter Eduardo Rodriguez (2-1) allowed three runs and five hits over six innings.
    Sinclair buying rival TV operator Tribune for $3.9 billion

    Sinclair buying rival TV operator Tribune for $3.9 billion

    The acquisition of Tribune gives Sinclair TV stations strength in big media markets like New York , Chicago and Miami. Ripley said if it has to sell any stations, he is believes that they will be "highly sought" by other broadcasters.
    Massive cyberattack targeting 99 countries causes sweeping havoc

    Massive cyberattack targeting 99 countries causes sweeping havoc

    And while other attackers might use the same flaw, such attacks will be steadily less successful as organizations patch it. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said 48 NHS trusts were affected and all but six were now back to normal.
  • Intelligence shared by Trump with Russian Federation came from Israel, reports say

    A Japanese government official said it was simply not possible to stop cooperating with Washington on intelligence matters. Louis, tweeted that "dangerous incompetence" by the president "could cost lives and jeopardize national security".

    Kane outlines why leaving White Hart Lane won't hurt Spurs

    It was special for their players and fans but for us it was another game at White Hart Lane", he told reporters. Tottenham Hospur vs Notts County, the first match ever played at White Hart Lane.

    Veteran journalist Javier Valdez killed in Mexico's Sinaloa

    In March, after journalist Miroslava Breach was shot dead, Valdez was quoted as saying "No to silence" and "Let them kill us all". Its founder Joaquin Guzman, also known as "El Chapo" (Shorty), was captured in 2014 and is now in jail awaiting trial in the US.
  • City, State Officials Call For Legal Action Against 'Sanctuary Cities' Law

    City, State Officials Call For Legal Action Against 'Sanctuary Cities' Law

    Casar said approving this measure would allow the city to take legal action even if Paxton's lawsuit is dismissed. Abbott continues to demonize the Latino immigrant community for political gain", said Dallas state Rep.

    White House insists Trump's disclosures to Russia were 'wholly appropriate'

    However, officials anxious he had given the Russians enough details to be able to identify the source themselves. On Tuesday, Trump defended his decision to share information about Islamic State threats with Russian officials.
    Djokovic, Nadal through easily  but Murray crashes out in Madrid

    Djokovic, Nadal through easily but Murray crashes out in Madrid

    The sixth-seeded Nishikori withdrew saying his wrist was "not 100 percent" and he didn't "want to risk" a more serious injury. Third seed Simona Halep remains on course to retain her title as she thrashed American Coco Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-1 yesterday.
  • Harry Kane victor ends an era at the Lane

    For United, however, this game was nothing more than an inconvenience. "I steal nothing because there was no time", he said. The demolition of White Hart Lane began on Monday and Spurs will play all of next season's home matches at Wembley Stadium.

    West Ham among potential Premier League moves for Hull's Marco Silva

    Delighted a the turnaround, Clement said: "I am very proud of what we have achieved in the second half of the season". Next season he will surely have a different agenda and objective of taking them to at least mid table.
    USA  appeals court hears arguments on revised travel ban

    USA appeals court hears arguments on revised travel ban

    It also freezes refugee admissions so intelligence and security officials can review existing admission procedures. On Monday Wall said the order doesn't say anything about religion.