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Bodies of Kenyan soldiers dragged through Somali streets after al-Shabaab attack on base

Kenyan Defence Force initially denies its base was overrun, says KDF soldiers went to the aid of a local Somali base that was attacked; Amisom later confirms attack, says fighting continues.<p>The bodies of Kenyan soldiers were said to have been dragged through the streets of a Somali town yesterday …

US defense chief says Isis strongholds will be targeted by coalition in 2016

The US defense chief has said that 2016 will be the year the American-led coalition assaults the Islamic State in its strongholds of Raqqa and Mosul, offering Barack Obama a last chance to deal the jihadist army a lasting defeat before his administration ends.<p>Ashton Carter, the US defense …

Middle East

Islamic State Claims Deadly Indonesia Attacks

Two civilians, five terrorists killed, officials say<p>JAKARTA, Indonesia—Multiple blasts and gunfire wreaked havoc in the Indonesian capital on Thursday in what officials said were coordinated Islamic State-linked terror attacks, leaving two civilians and five assailants dead.<p>A Canadian and an …