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Behind the massacre in Somalia

29th October 2017 - Quoted by The Independent

Hundreds of dead were burnt beyond recognition. One mother lost all her nine children. Wives, husbands, children and whole families perished in the Oct.14 bomb attack in Somalia capital, Mogadishu, whose death toll had reached 300 within two days. 300 others were reeling from injuries.

“Everywhere you looked, there were dead bodies,” Abdulkadir Abdirahman, the director of Mogadishu’s ambulance service told Al Jazeera, soon after the attack, “The tarmac was covered in flesh, blood, and pieces of clothes.”


According to the Long War Journal, U.S. Special Operations forces have launched 15 airstrikes against Shabab leaders, fighters, and training camps since the beginning of the year. Five strikes were launched in September alone.


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