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Consider the following two headlines during the past three weeks: “U.S. Strike Kills ‘150 al-Shabaab Terrorists’ in Somalia” (March 7, The Telegraph) “49 Killed in U.S. Airstrike Targeting Terrorists in Libya” (February 20, CNN) The reason for the Somalia killings? ...

WASHINGTON — Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single helicopter arrived at a remote base in western Tunisia last month. Their mission: train Tunisian troops ...

Officials Back Off Pledges to Destroy All Rebels in Mali Only eight days ago French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was promising to continue the French invasion of Mali at all costs under all resistance was wiped out, terming his ...

AP – ALGIERS, Algeria — As Algerian army helicopters clattered overhead deep in the Sahara desert, Islamist militants hunkered down for the night in a natural gas complex they had assaulted Wednesday morning, killing two people and taking dozens of ...

The leader of a military coup in the West African country of Mali received military training in the United States on “several” occasions, a U.S. defense official said Friday. Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo, who led a renegade military faction that ...

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