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US service member injured in Somalia in attack carried out by al-Shabab
"Has been wounded in combat in Somalia. It happened this morning. Lucas Tomlinson has more from Washington and attacked by Al Qaeda Ling fighters wounded in American service member in Somalia The attack took place 300 miles south of Mogadishu. The U. S military's Africa Command says the militant group Al Shabaab used a car bomb and mortar fire in his attack on US and Somali forces during a joint patrol. The military says the American service members in stable condition with non life threatening injuries. Hundreds of American soldiers remain in Somalia and have launched a record number of drone strikes on the terrorist group.
The Trump Administration's Policies in Afghanistan and Africa
"The foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He's a senior fellow keeps the Long word journal with Tom Johnson and his colleagues. We go immediately to Afghanistan because here during the Republican convention We want to explicate what we can of the Republican intention if it is successful, winning a second term for President Trump and then to remark upon thee. Trump administration's policies in Africa, particularly when it comes to the kind of length organization Al Shabaab on the attack. Billa Very good evening to Afghanistan, you and Tom for many weeks and months now. Have illustrated that the trump policy from the first term was to make a deal with the Taliban and withdraw as much of the American presidents as possible. And hope for the best. I do not expect the Republicans toe have another direction is your sense bill that the military is quit with Afghanistan? As much as the political apparatus is quit, are there of two minds here? Good evening to you, Bill. Good evening, John. Yes. So I agree with you. The Trump Administration is not going to change policy in Afghanistan, Um, barring some type of major events. Um, it's it's just both sides of the aisle are pushing the end The endless wars narrative, which, of course is ridiculous, because the jihadists have a say, and they're going to keep fighting when we leave, of course. We could. You could say something like we wantto end our involvement in these wars. Fine, But the wars will continue our enemies get a vote, and they're nowhere near tired of fighting. The U. S. First the U. S military goes for Afghanistan. Give US military as a whole. Once out of Afghanistan, it's been a drain on their resource is on their energy. Um, I don't. I think they don't see an end. There. They feel again. I'm not speaking for the entire military. And this was the sense I get from millet, you know, from top military leaders. Who have basically signed on signed off on this policy. There's been no objection publicly to this policy of, uh, negotiating with the Taliban and cutting a deal with them, even though they support Al Qaeda. In the meantime, the Taliban and there is Taliban Afghanistan. In several iterations, there's Taliban, Pakistan and several generations the Taliban is preparing for Nearly triumph, but rule I follow from your posting at long word general that Tariq eat Taliban. Pakistan is congratulating the Muslim UMA in general and the Mujahideen in particular on the merger of the two main groups of jihad in Pakistan. Can we regard this as a temporary merger because and they'll be back to fighting over cities or is there some collective push now for the Pakistan, Taliban and the Afghanistan Taliban to work together? So I think there's a push for the Pakistani Taliban in the Afghan Taliban already work close together, Um they Pakistani Taliban fighters have refocused their efforts to Afghanistan. After Pakistani military operations against them. Remember the Pakistanis play a double game? You're You're a good jihadist If you fight in Afghanistan are cashmere, but you're bad jihadists in the fight against the Pakistani state. So this merger that came up really? I found a little surprising because I could point back to a statement in 2015, where the one of the two groups of it's called One of them's Hezbollah, Har. Um, you know, so it had announced that it already merged with the movement of the calibre, or should I say there were ties broken during the turmoil back in 14 4015 with Mullah Omar staffed and when Melissa was alone took over the Pakistani Taliban. Ah, lot of inside baseball, but I won't go into but they had already announced that they had reunited, so something has happened here. Within the last five years. I think this is really sort of There was probably some kind of personality dispute, and I think a lot of this is for propaganda anyway. Really, to just say, hey, look, we're all unified. We're all going to, you know, operate under the same command when I think essentially they were doing the same thing. I go to Africa because you are a U is a long word General have resource is to cover the story of Al Shabaab. We spoke recently of their surprisingly professional looking videos of their recruiting on their training. Now we have a report from long word general of Al Shabaab on the attack hotel military base suicide assault, reminding me that this is a very sophisticated outfit trained with Al Qaeda, Sze Ah complex attacks as Al Shabaab growing and strength to your measure, it does the next Trump administration need to pour more resource is or get out as well. Yes. Oh, Africa has always been fascinating, particularly Somalia. I think some outside of the Taliban Shabbab is the most effective jihadist insurgency in the world. They have They continually take the fight to the rump some Somali government they control 25% of the country despite the fact that you have the African Union and the US and what they could piece together the Somali military and police. To oppose them, and they're there have very good propaganda. As you noted, It's improved a lot over the years and there are very effective at conducting their attacks and keeping their their fighters. Trained and keeping them in the rank and file. Remember, there's been an attempt by the Islamic state to poach from Shabaab, but it's been largely unsuccessful. Not only did they have they conducted major attacks on military bases and hotels, yet another town this one outside of the town of Baidoa, which eyes in sorry the city. If I go, it's probably the second largest city in southern Somalia. Um they took over the town after the Somali military withdrew in the Somali military withdrew from that town because Shabaab was besieging it, so I think Um, I always reluctant to say they're growing in strength. Thes groups have sort of There's an Evan flow to the fighting, and sometimes particularly went outside groups. When the African Union and the US start piling on them. They have some issues, but they're able to await it out. That's the one thing these John, one of the several things that they have. To their advantage. They have the time. You know, that old saying goes, we have all the clocks, but they have all the time While they're very patient in their fight. They're very patient in their jihad. While we have men may have sophisticated military equipment, that's the clocks. They have the time and patients in the will to fight these battles, not enough terms of the US election cycles but in terms of decades Built in general. Now we're at the crossroads for another administration, either, Mr Trump second. Mr Biden's first. Is there any indication pattern worldwide that Al Qaeda is waiting for that decision, or are they staying on the offensive? Matt, no matter who wins. Yeah, I think there are on the offensive. No matter who wins. They do follow the political situation here, but I think they've come to the conclusion that this is just my opinion here. But I think they've come to the conclusion that it doesn't really matter again that end the endless wars narrative and and the actions by the U. S government over two successive administrations. Policies of withdrawn, scaled down and whatnot would look to us is withdrawing troops from Iraq. It just closed that the major based ontology or at least US personnel being at that base. Almost 2000 troops are coming out of there. Um, they see this all and nature there taking it all in, and they realized that the end of our fight in administration is not going to counter act. These measures. Bill Rocha
US military says airstrike killed civilian in Somalia
"Military reported least confirming an airstrike He carried out in Somalia earlier this year killed one civilian and injured three people. The Associated Press is quoting the head of U. S. Africa Command General Steven Towns in stating in a new report. The victims were unintended targets in an operation against violent al Shabaab Islamist extremists.
Suicide car bomber blasts checkpoint at port in Somalia's capital
"Large explosion that shook parts of the Somali capital Mogadishu today is being blamed on a suicide car bomber. Authorities say the bomber sped through a checkpoint of the city's port before police opened fire on the vehicle. Casualties are unclear. Is. The Associated Press is reporting a separate bombing at a restaurant in the city of Baidoa that killed four people. There have been no immediate claims of responsibility for either attack, but al Shabaab militants often target the
What are Kenya and Somalia really fighting about?
"For obvious reasons the idea of an old fashioned cross-border dust up between two neighboring nations seems right now almost quaint and perhaps the kind of thing likely to prompt replies in the circumstances along the lines of at this point who cares or not now leads where a bit busy nevertheless despite the best efforts of covert nineteen the world will keep turning and its constituent countries will continue to but against each other from time to time in East Africa in recent days. Somalia and Kenya have gone very close to going to war with each other and may get close. Astill the battlefield is jubilant. One of Somalia's five semi autonomous states. It lies just across Somalia's border with Kenya. Kenya regards drew ballooned as a vital buffet. Between it and Al Shabaab the fanatical Islamist militia which wreaks most of its havoc in Somalia but has also been responsible for large scale outrages in Kenya including the two thousand and thirteen attack on the West Gate Shopping Mall in Nairobi and the two thousand and fifteen attack on a university campus in Garissa accordingly Kenya has cultivated friendly relations with Jubal lands regional government and with jubilant president. Ahmed Mohamed Islam known colloquially as adobe Kenya has trained Madonna obeys militia and has troops of its own stationed injury bowland as part of the multinational African Union mission in Somalia and is also believed to have many more still camped under Kenya's own flag. This is a continuation of sorts of the invasion of Somalia Kenya undertook in two thousand and eleven in order to chase al-shabaab further north. Can US troops injury ballooned are not seeing as style occupiers? However indeed President Mugabe's regional government seems to get on better with Nairobi than it does with Mogadishu. The most recent unpleasantness appears to have begun with fighting between drew balloons own forces and Somali government troops the jubilation soldiers retreated over the border into Kenya and the Somali troops followed them. At which point. Can you took an interest? The fighting appears to have centred on the town of Mandera a town wedged between the Kenya. Somali border and the Delaware River which delineates Kenya's border with Ethiopia attorney casualties on both sides left people. Each data to save bullets. Were one succumb today. A diplomatic exchanges between Kenya and Somalia. Since have been terse verging on abrupt. Kenya has jumped about an unwarranted attack on its sovereign territory by foreign soldiers and so forth. Somalia has retorted to the effect that this is a bit rich coming from a country with thousands of its soldiers parked more or less permanently on the other side of its border. Kenya's desire to put physical distance between itself. And the PESTILENTIAL MARAUDERS OF AL. Shabaab is reasonable enough but it may not be the only or even the main reason why relations between Arab and Mogadishu have deteriorated as far as they have excitingly for fans of obscure maritime territorial disputes and. Come on who isn't the two countries are also at odds of a sea border. Exactly is the area in contention the border of the two countries when it comes to the seats and the only way to explain where the disputed portion of Indian Ocean is without incurring angry correspondence from either Kenya or Somalia. Although to risk inviting saving emails from both is to say that it's either off Somalia's southern coast all of Kenya's Northern Coast. It will come as little surprise to listeners that the stretch of Ocean in question abounds with oil and gas deposits. Nineteen outbreak may focus Kenyan and Somali attention elsewhere and or it may offer a party to this argument what it perceives as cover for decisive action. There has been some suggestion. That Kenya has consented actually annexing portions of southern Somalia both to deter Al Shabaab and to further its claims on the ocean of what is presently the two countries shed coast or there may be the option of mediation by Ethiopian. Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Laureate Abby who has facilitated talks between Kenya and Somalia before I also accept this award on behalf of Africans and citizens of the world for whom the Rim of peace has often turned into a nightmare of war. Today I stand here in front of you talking about this because of fit I call them my way to pay through the dusty training so four years ago or international justice may yet prevail. Somalia has for some years been seeking an adjudication on the maritime boundary from the International Court of Justice in The Hague the I. C. J. is presently due to rule in June. But that like just about everything else may. Now be
Somali troops still vulnerable to al-Shabaab outside Mogadishu
"Twenty how should Bob is showing no signs of slowing its deadly fight against government forces in Somalia the crisis next door host Jason Brooks talks about the conflict with her room a roof journalists for voice of America and co author of the book inside Alicia Bob a room when we chatted last may the U. S. was ramping up airstrikes against al Shabab targets as part of its alliance with the Somali national army and the African Union coalition how big of an increase what is there in airstrikes compared to previous years and are they having any noticeable impact on degrading al Shabab capabilities well last year the United States carried out affect card number off at his tracks that gays Tasha about mother sees the atis tanks it never happened before at the United States have been targeting just like belief yes yeah it is last year the US about food store and level three shot is those who are bringing explosive peace into town is the operatives that are moving between that at Tom this in order to carry out attacks so that has been the main focus but the United States also Tackett did a Q. official at back in December I had the estates at us tax kidded one of their top two I live and within the US about group at this thought and the fear of that S. tax could be a T. T. in our Shabbat eighty S. is significant and it can be as given from outside the U. S. defense department issued a report saying that troops loyal to Somali as federal government in Mogadishu are not yet ready to stand up on their own against al Shabab in the country south with there have been a spate of deadly attacks to star twenty twenty the report says operation by Badu has resulted in limited progress in recent months why do you think the operation has struggled and why is al Shabab so entrenched in Somalia's self there has always been a struggle in order to rebuild a some on the national army and that is because that has not being a unified focus it is strategy in order to order five the somebody at me that I always a distraction is a member of this online out of fighting at that time and when they are also being distracted by politics when they're not elections every four yet is whether there are also about about Todd square and they actually seeking different training from different countries so they are trying to repeat some of the national army why and Adam is also fighting you were also understand that comment but that the African Union mission is to protect the government to but during the last three before yet he's on his own house completely halted all related offense if he sat
US soldier, contractors killed in al-Shabab attack on Kenya base
"Al Shabaab extremists overran a key military base used by. US counter terror forces in Kenya before dawn on Sunday killing killing three American Department of Defense personnel and destroying several US aircraft and vehicles before they were repelled. US and Kenyan authorities said the attack on the Mandalay Bay airfield was the al Qaeda linked groups. I attack against U. S. forces in the east African country and the military called the security security situation fluid several hours after the assault. Five attackers were killed. A Kenyan military spokesman said al-shabaab based in neighboring in Somalia claims responsibility for the assault one. US servicemen and to contract is with the US Department of Defense were killed in the fighting according according to a statement issued late on Sunday by the US. Africa Command Mandalay. Bay Airfield is utilized by. US forces whose missions include providing training meaning to African partners responding to crises and protecting US interests in these strategically important area.
U.S. service member, 2 Defense Department contractors killed in Kenya attack
"The Pentagon confirms a military service member and two contractors were killed in an attack at a military base in Kenya today to department of defense employees were hurt the US military's Africa command says the attack was carried out by Somalia's al Shabaab al Shabab
Truck bomb kills at least 90 in Mogadishu
"I'm Anthony Davis At least nineteen people were killed when a bomb laden truck exploded at a busy checkpoint in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday an international organization organization working in the country said in the deadliest attack in more than two years the dead included many students and two Turkish nationals Somalia's alias. Foreign Minister said adding dozens were injured. Saturday is a working day in the Muslim country and the explosion occurred during the morning rush hour. Rescuers carried bodies pass the twisted wreckage of a vehicle and a minibus taxi smeared with blood. It's being reported. The death toll is more than ninety. He and the university students and seventeen police officers were among those killed like how the checkpoints in a city scarred by decades of conflict traffic is often clogged the X.. Control Junction where heavily-armed security forces checked vehicles for explosives and weapons and other offices direct traffic offic. There is also a government tax collection point at the junction. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast. But the city's mayor blamed Al Qaeda L. Linked Islamist group Al Shabaab the group regularly carries out such attacks in an attempt to undermine the government which is backed by the United Nations and African in Union peacekeeping troops. The most deadly attack blamed on al-shabaab was in October. Two thousand seventeen. When a bomb laden truck exploded next to a fuel tank in Mogadishu creating a fireball that killed nearly six hundred people Turkey's foreign ministry confirmed the death of two of its nationals? Yesterday techy has been a major donor to Somalia since a famine in two thousand eleven and together with the government of Qatar is funding a number of infrastructure and medical cool projects in the
News in Brief 21 August 2019
"This is the news and brief from the united nations the u._n. Announced on wednesday that it is being forced to close several humanitarian programs in yemen because money committed by member states has failed to materialize the announcement was made by lee's grundy. The u._n.'s humanitarian coordinator yemen who said did that when money doesn't come people die at a pledging event for yemen held in february two point six billion u._s. Dollars was promised to meet the urgent urgent needs of some twenty million yemenis to date less than half of that amount has been received all the thirty four major u._n. Humanitarian programs comes in yemen. Only three funded for the entire year several have closed in recent weeks and many large-scale projects designed to help destitute jud hungry families are on hold another twenty to life. Saving programs will close in the next two months unless funding is received the prospect of a fresh offensive in syria. The last opposition held stronghold in the country could unleash a new wave of human suffering offering u._n. Chief antonio guitarist declared on wednesday the secretary-general said in a statement that he is deeply troubled by the continuing escalation in northwest south-west syria which could impact up to three million civilians mister guitarist strongly condemned ongoing attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure including healthcare and educational facilities and urged all parties to respect international humanitarian law the heightened threat of conflicts in italy follows following the collapse of a truce between warring parties earlier this month and despite encouraging developments insecurity across somalia remains a serious serious concern. James swan head of the u._n. Mission in somalia or unsung warned the security council his first briefing to the world body since taking office. Mr swan the effectiveness of the collaboration between the u._n. And international partners and the somali security forces working with the african union mission in in somalia which has seen areas near the capital mogadishu taken back from tyrod group al shabaab and stabilized however he noted that terrorism remains a threat to progress citing the deadly al shabaab attack on the offices of the mayor of mogadishu in july which killed and injured several government officials does mr swan also reiterated that the u._n. Is resolved to helping somalia overcome the security economic and humanitarian challenges. It's facing building sustainable peace and stability in a country that has suffered the trauma and shocks. That's amalia has experienced over. Many decades will take perseverance and patients with the continued support of this council and the wider international community on psalm remains committed to assisting somalis on their journey towards a peaceful and prosperous future conillon u._n. News.
Heroism and resilience of Somali people in face of ongoing attacks
"Somali people have demonstrated heroism and resilience in the face of ongoing insecurity caused by senseless terrorist is to tax that's according to the u._n.'s most senior representative in the horn of africa country james swan who is the u._n. Secretary general's special representative for somalia was speaking you and headquarters in new york ahead of briefing the security council on wednesday somalia continues to be affected by insecurity caused by terrorists organizations like al-shabaab it will so struggles regularly with drought and his chronically underdeveloped. Mr swan arrived in somalia just two months ago so daniel dickinson began by scheme for his first first impressions. It's been some years since i was last in mogadishu and so overall. I've been impressed by signs of progress signs of life that i've witnessed recently coming back from meetings. I've seen young people playing football in the streets. I've seen <hes> signs of economic activity vity shops even a traffic jam which suggests that the capital is indeed <hes> coming back to life after many years of difficulty that said of course i the security situation remains a concern for all of us but especially for the somali population that has suffered over many years from senseless attacks six civilians. That's right. I mean there's almost a daily threat of attacks in mogadishu. How does that affect somalis who live there while they continue with their lives. Despite these threats they open businesses. They send their children to school. They have weddings. They care for one another. They simply have had to move on and continue with their lives and livelihoods in spite of these threats and i think it's really testimony to their resilience eh to their strength really to their heroism in the face of these senseless terrorist attacks. The mayor of mogadishu was assassinated recent. He's one of those those casualties of the civil unrest. You'd actually met him earlier. In the day you know what was he like. And what impact is that going to have on mogadishu on somalia. Well the mayor known as a engineer. Your resume was a well known political figure and leader in mogadishu and more broadly in somalia he'd he'd held number of senior ministerial and advisory portfolios in multiple governments <hes> he had spent many years abroad in the diaspora and i think he was a an example an impressive example of many somalis who have returned from abroad to help rebuild their country entry to invest their time their energy their expertise and their commitment <hes> <unk> trying to make somalia a better place he was an an example of that <hes> he will be missed but at the same time somalia's shown great strength in overcoming <hes> previous losses <hes> and from. I'm talking to those on his staff. I have no doubt that they will continue his work and seek to build on his earlier accomplishments as they move forward in the future. I i think the image that many people get from the international media is of a country in a continual political crisis. Listen to me. How far is that. There are many important political decisions that need to be made in somalia in the coming months. If national priorities <unk> are going to be achieved in two thousand twenty there are important objectives for twenty twenty <hes> including <hes> organizing national level elections including a continuing to make progress on security operations and broader security sector reform and advancing the the national development agenda including a by obtaining <hes> debt relief that would allow for predictable financing going forward. These are important priorities. He's <hes> they require a political agreement. They require a consensus among main <hes> somali leaders <hes> in order to achieve the success is that we're all hoping for in two thousand twenty so yes there's constant political debate <hes> constant political competition within somalia as within other other countries but what's most important now is that we move ahead with more consensual process <hes> leading into these key goals for twenty twenty but most levels of government still struggle to perform that basic functions. Is there any way that that's going to change in the near future. I've in fact been impressed. <hes> since my return <hes> to somalia and in the two months that i've been <hes> in country i've had the opportunity to visit <hes> all of the federal member states as well as somaliland and overall. I have been impressed by the quality and capability of <hes> the administration's astray shins that i've encountered in these different locations. I think we're seeing a many well educated. <hes> dynamic committed committed <hes> individuals increasingly young leaders who are assuming responsibilities and roles <hes> at the in the administration's both at the national channel level and at the federal member state level so they give me a great optimism really that the country is on the right path and that these individuals are we're going to make a significant further progress in being able to respond to the needs of the somali people. You've mentioned twenty twenty next year. What wysocki year it's a key year partly because of the political cycle in somalia the presidential mandate <hes> is four the years <hes> and so there is to be an election and another transition in twenty twenty or perhaps early twenty twenty one <hes> so <hes> a- as with any period or mandate in government <hes> this is a moment to try to consolidate progress and complete <hes> important goals that have been elaborated since the beginning of the president's term so among those are the importance of completing the electoral process itself this will require adoption of an electoral code before the end of this year <hes> and other technical preparations <hes> including of course identifying and funding the necessary budget twenty twenty. We'll also important for consolidating further progress on the security pretty front <hes> both in expanding on very promising operations that have been undertaken in lower shebele since the beginning of of april <hes> and that are continuing <hes> but also to ensure that other security sector improvements advance this involves not just the military police justice corrections so that <hes> the somali people can live in an environment of greater security and justice us and finally as i mentioned there is an important milestone in the national development agenda related to debt relief the government has has been working very hard on this priority it requires some further <hes> consultation and support with the legislature and with the federal member states <hes> but this would be a key benchmark of accomplishment if somalia's able to meet the requirements for debt relief in two thousand twenty darrell however if <hes> groups operating in the country i'll ship app for one which don't want that progress to be made. Well al-shabaab offers a negative suggestion data for the country's destructive agenda that is seeking to disrupt efforts by a well-meaning somalis and somali leaders to see the country advance. I think it's to the credit of the overall somali population that al-shabaab has been unsuccessful zestful in halting the progress that <hes> that we've seen in recent years and that despite the persistence of terrorist attacks six the national priorities continue to advance and we want to see them further consolidated in the coming year. What role can the u n play a in helping somalia on its path towards a better future i mean do you get the impression when you meet somali leaders that they're confident the u._n. Is doing good work. The united nations family is engaged in a wide range of programming across the full all united nations country team this includes work on women's empowerment it includes work on youth inclusion it includes outreach to civil society groups it includes humanitarian response through the world food program and the food and agriculture organization and unicef coordinated by the office of the coordinator for humanitarian affairs that includes work on cultural and educational issues and an array of other priorities. It also includes important support in the security sector notably through the u._n. Support office for somalia so i think across a wide range of issues the united nations family is contributing in close partnership with somalis. I would ed also of course the united nations assistance mission to somalia plays a role in terms of good offices and efforts is to support political and community reconciliation and to see the national political project including further democratisation <hes> move forward in the country so i think across a broad range of priorities that the somalis themselves have established. We are important contributing partners as you said. You've been working on somalia for <hes> more than a couple of decades. What's the best case outlook for four the country ten years hence. How'd you like to see somalia ten years from now. I think there's a widely shared vision that we would like to see somalia at peace in the country and with its neighbours we'd like to see it governed <hes> peaceably sibley and with stability and with significant public participation through a broadly accepted electoral process we'd like to see it on the path to sustained development <hes> with involvement not only by <hes> development partners but by an active private-sector. That's contributing to the lives and livelihoods of the somali people. I think these objectives are widely shared shared. I think we would like to see those objectives also be inclusive. Inclusive in terms of participation by women participation by young people apple seventy percent of the country is under thirty five years of age seventy percent of the population so the future is now in many ways for somalia so i think that is the objective that is shared vision that is guiding all of us as we try to work in partnership for a better somalia.
Mogadishu Mayor Dies of Injuries From Suicide Bombing; 3 Days of Mourning Declared
"The way it is three days of mourning being declared for the mayor of Mogadishu Abdi write him Omar Osman he died after sustaining injuries in a bomb attack at his office last week this money based al Shabab said the female suicide bomber used in the attack had been aiming for the new United Nations envoy to Somalia the American James swan but he left the office just minutes idea six other officials were also killed in the attack we can talk not to be sees Tommy allowed a PO at to find out who exactly hi Tommy who exactly just reminders who missed always been walls well Mr Altman is was a man who had served his country for four years I mean he's a D. was a do you will you U. K. and Somali citizens so he also spent time the naturalized British and he worked in the local council in E. laying in London and you know came back to Somalia and served in the government in various capacities as under the ministry of treasury it twice as a minister of information spokesman for the president governor of Baghdad region so this is a man who we know was well known within the country well respected known for his work it particularly in in pushing for but development in in in in Mogadishu alone just that what he had pushed for example for repairing roads and trying to get you know all the kinds of urban developments will getting women as well involved in and and in a lot of development issues as well so he was well respected both locally and internationally and well liked as well by the people of Mogadishu at the U. K. ambassador to Somalia band fender treated this he said to a good bye to him he said to add to the public seventy he said kind and gentle colleague friend he said you have been called away much too soon our hearts are so heavy today we woke join hands to continue the work you started than Somalia we will bill Somalia in the in in your memory and you know what what sort of impact to tell me did he make in Somalia well I mean that those tributes have been have been coming from far and wide I mean we see even the response from a lot of the the as you mentioned the international partners but you know particularly in Somalia you know he was known locally as engineer yeah I was sold which translates as a young engineer just relating to you know goes with the kind of the work he had tried to do and and just making Mogadishu a better place fixing infrastructure and and a lot of reconstruction work but he also you know spoke boldly against al Shabab and and you know was not afraid to to take on them but but he was also a man known locally in terms of politics and and how he wanted to justice for all you know to be dealt with a lot of people who he believed locally had been fueling in security so this is a man who was out spoken but at the same time somebody who seemed very accessible to everybody seems to have a story about him yeah an al Shabaab was chased out of Mogadishu right in twenty twelve so war what state is that the group in in terms of fits presence in some money at the moment well I mean which we've talked about this many times on the on the program I don't think much has changed in terms of the two sides you know the the Somali government is still trying is still getting the support from its international partners but at the say you know to to fight aus about but at the same time also Bob still maintains this presence almost like an ever present form in the flesh of the the the Somali government and its people and it continues to target government that seems to be its main it's it you know its mane HM yeah it wants to be a government in Somalia we so even in the statement that it made about this particular attack it also like to play up its own achievement so it said he was trying to target the U. N. envoy in we have no proof that they were able to successfully follow him I think this is pop possibly a part of that propaganda to make it look as if they dare a more powerful and instill fear in among the peoples that's what else about his doing but it's also going to new frontiers for example two weeks ago or there about we saw the attacking Kismayo when they hadn't attacked in years so this group is still powerful still a major threat in Somalia okay the BBC's tell me a lot of thank you very much for
"al shabaab" Discussed on PRI's The World
"It's very typical for them to strike any kind of hotel restaurant or government office where either government officials or people supporting or engaging with the government would be located. It's important for us to understand that al-shabaab is not in conflict with the United States. The U._S. has been constantly hitting al-shabaab with strikes this year fifty so far which is a massive escalation already over last year which was a massive escalation Denver strikes the previous year al-shabaab is primarily interested in local politics. They want to control Somalia and their primary reason for existing is to fight the Somali government not the U._S. and so I think that the airstrikes have made it less easy for them to attack the government but they definitely as this strike is probably intended to show they are definitely able still to launch these massive attacks which is an indication that the strikes are not working very well. You're so what are those airstrikes accomplishing well. I think there's some evidence that they are putting great pressure on Al Shabaab and there's some splintering with Al Shabaab as a result but I think even the AFRICOM leadership has been quite candid that it's not very likely that these airstrikes going to destroy al-shabaab or even debilitate the organization the problem is that the government has been stalled for ten years and the U._S. has spent millions and millions of dollars trying to train soldiers for the government that coupon defecting and there's really no command and control in the Somali army and there's not a strong sense of loyalty so it's it's primarily a set of political problems that are not going to be solved through military force and the American American government in using military force in drone strikes in particular is running the risk of alienating the Somali people because obviously civilians are increasingly being caught up in these strikes does the U._S. have a policy for bringing peace to Somalia. The U._S. doesn't have any kind of plan for bringing peace to Somalia. It's consistently said that it's trying to build a government. It's trying to empower the government but it's not elected and I think there's still a lot of uncertainty in Somalia about what the government should look like Mike and certainly a lot of dissatisfaction about what this particular government looks like across the country you see regional administrations popping up that are basically clan feifdoms all of whom are at odds with the central government. It's really been a case of one step forward. Chew steps back. What you think is the best way the U._S.? Can Help Somalia right now in my view. The best thing that the United States can do is to negotiate with Al Shabaab we have for many many years described Al Shabaab as a terrorist organization but that's it's not all that they are all they have been very harsh. They've also increased the rule of law and and a lot of Somalia's depend on them and I think what's important for the U._S.. is to try to recognize the things that al-shabaab has accomplished and find a way to coexist I with them and to negotiate with them to get them to agree for example not to target neighboring countries not to target Christians. It's also important to point out that Al Shabaab relationship with Al Qaeda has been quite tempestuous as far as partners go. They've been pretty poor. One and I think that the alliance's quite weak and so again the possibility of working with Al Shabaab perhaps draw them away from al Qaeda and find a way to coexist with them is not impossible Bronwyn Bruton with the Atlantic Council..
Car bomb, revenge attack kill several in Somalia
"A beer of explosions, rock, Somalia's capital. Mogadishu leave eight people did another sixteen wounded, some of them seriously a car bomb detonating near the Somali parliament headquarters, causing the most damage. The Al Qaeda linked to Al Shabaab extremist group, which often targets the capital with high profile bombings quickly, claiming responsibility for the latest attack al-shabaab saying the explosions were meant to strike the first line of security checkpoints for the heavily fortified airport in presidential palace. The airport is home to a number of diplomatic offices. The palace of frequent al-shabaab
Deadly Explosion Outside Crowded Restaurant in Mogadishu
"People dining in a crowded restaurant in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu. There have been killed by a car bomb. Tenor dead seven wounded, no one immediately, claiming responsibility. The Kedah linked al-shabaab extremist group often targets high profile areas in Mogadishu with suicide bombings, the explosion Senegal. Huge cloud of smoke into the air destroying restaurants and cars parked in the area. The attack took place in the busy Maka Alcamo Maka Maka Rama road, one of the main highways through the seaside capital busy with businesses and
Report Says U.S. Airstrikes Have Killed 14 Civilians in Somalia
"A human rights group says the United States may have committed war crimes in Somalia NPR's. Ada Peralta has more. The United States says it has not killed any civilians since April. Of two thousand seventeen but Amnesty International says when they look at five of the more than one hundred airstrikes, the US was involved in the founding fourteen civilians were killed. They say they were farmers and children who had nothing to do with the Islamist group. Al Shabaab, the US? Amnesty says has a responsibility to properly investigate the incident and provide families some
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"Kept on three. Ziff me, but I'm supposed to any fight. That's from shootout earlier this year at the height of its power al-shabaab controlled the capital Mogadishu and effectively ruled the country the terrorist group was driven out of Mogadishu by African Union forces in two thousand eleven that small ius fight against al-shabaab is far from over the ultimate goal of the US and other foreign interests in the country is to train local forces to do the brunt of the fighting. It's a strategy. The US has used in places like if ghanistan in Iraq with Mexico. Yes. Initially, the US Pinto PTS on the Somali national army. The army has proven unreliable deep divides between rival clans have been an obstacle to creating a United Somalia. The Somali national army is an immune to these problems says Omar math mood with the institute for security studies in east Africa, internally you have issues of developing a cohesive national army that takes account the Smalley clan structure right now, what you have more so is throughout the country collection of cleanliness militias, which can respond than more to their clans rather than Mahmoud issue or unified commander. So I think moving beyond that is a huge challenge. Then there are the issues of resources and corruption the Somali government's power wanes the further you get from August issue. Al Shabaab fighters currently control twenty percent of Somalia mostly in rural areas in the south. They take over villages impose sharia law and even Levy taxes for a steady stream of. Revenue. This video from an Al Shabaab training camp shows fighters who are often better equipped and organized than soldiers in the national army only seventy percent of Somali soldiers even have weapons and in two thousand seventeen the US stopped paying salaries for the army citing widespread corruption. Instead, both the US and Somali governments are backing an elite group of Somali soldiers known as Dan AB or lightning. It's a force. It's intentionally made up of soldiers for many clans exclusively trained by American commandos small quick moving units have had success season ground from L shebab. The dinette battalion that has worked and become more effective, George Washington University, professor Paul Williams, essentially because it's being kept separate from this messy clan. Corrupted set of politics that is sort of undermining and degrading the Smalley national army. It's not just the military. The government lacks the infrastructure to establish itself. In those new. Early gained areas. Meanwhile, al-shabaab is adapting its members often infiltrate the government and army creating fear with a sassy nations and suicide bombings al-shabaab has also gotten more bold in Mogadishu. There have been at least four attacks there. So far this year. Washington has responded by increasing airstrikes targeting al-shabaab strongholds, but defeating al-shabaab requires more than just a military solution Paul Williams again, the key problem. Here is political the reason why Somalia has not been able to build an effective national army is because there's no political consensus among Somali elites that that's what they want to try and do if you can't even agree on what your nation is. And how it's going to be governed. You can't build an effective national security architecture until then it looks like American and African Union forces will be needed. I'm very realistic. That's amend Hussein. He manages a hotel in Mogadishu that was attacked by suicide bomber a few years ago. People like us. We cannot keep continue without people. Ask them limits. This kind of things have been backup system. This is a war on terror or your own statistics Hussein feels he is facing these things very much on his own not sufficiently protected by his government or by foreign troops for the world. I'm willia- Schenker. Let me take a few seconds for a quick correction to a story we aired yesterday about Japan's far right and nuclear weapons, we misstated the year that the US bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki it happened. Definitely in August of nineteen forty five..
Airstrike kills 35 Al Shabaab extremists in Somalia
"The Pentagon says an air strike Somalia on Sunday killed thirty five members of the Al Qaeda if -ffiliated group Al Shabaab, it's the twenty second US air strike in Somalia this year, where five hundred US troops are deployed
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"The Pentagon says eight al-shabaab extremists have been killed in a US air strike in southern Somalia this year alone. The US military is carried out at least a dozen airstrikes in Somalia against the link group the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. The groundwork is being laid for President Trump's second summit with North Korea's leader the top US onboard for North Korea says three days of talks NPR gang were productive. President Trump says he plans to meet North Korea's Kim Jong UN in Hanoi. Vietnam at the end of this month, the president tweeting I look forward to meeting chairman Kim and advancing the cause of peace. That's FOX's Sean landfill. Since the first summit in June, denuclearization talks have stalled an elected official in Texas, no longer has a Twitter account. Fox's Derek Dennis says, it's due to a post aimed at a freshman congresswoman near congresswoman Alexandria, Cossio Cortez is based a number of attacks is being elected to congress. But this latest one by most accounts. Crossed a line. A suburban Dallas city councilman Scott done took game at the junior congresswoman on Twitter writing the embarrassment is to have bimbos like you with nothing between your ears done. Drew immediate backlash in criticism online for the Bimbo comment causing him to delete his Twitter account. And then posted an apology on his Facebook page, saying the words I used were offensive the mayor of Richardson, Texas, where the city councilman was elected has condemned Dunn's remark saying his language was not befitting of an elected Representative of our diverse and multifaceted community. Derek Dennis Fox News. A well known sports caster is facing a felony charge. After police say he damaged a sign outside his Florida community because it included the word plantation, which he considers racist Eighty-one year old Warner Wolfe surrendered on Thursday. He had long complained about the name classics plantation,.
Attack at Somali Port Kills Head of Dubai-Owned Operation
"Security officials in Somalia say the manager of the Dubai operated portable Sasso has been shot dead more from Wilbur Ross officials say the gunman entered the port by sea in a small boat disguised as fishermen and targeted. It's manager. Paul Formosa, a Maltese national, the Jihadist group. Al Shabaab said it carried out the attack accusing the company running Proceso port of looting Somalia's resources. The Somali government has refused to recognize the deal, which the semi autonomous state of Puntland struck with the Dubai based company DP world, the government in Mogadishu has also rejected a deal struck by the breakaway Republic of Somaliland for the same company to run
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"Alive, man. Let's make the best of it. I'm thankful to be alive. Yeah. Four eight nine two seven zero three as my number. You want to know what's going on in the world. And I wanna share what it is that I have learned with you. Let's get at it. So. In kenya. The people of Kenya. Morning. A memorial service has been held in the Kenyon capitol Nairobi for some of those killed during an attack by Islamist militants in a hotel and office complex week ago. Hundreds of mourners gathered to pay tribute to six men who are all employed by the same technology for firm say you locked the company was praised for their selflessness, and bravery. Somali-based Islamist group. Al Shabaab said they carried out the attack five militants, including a suicide bombers stormed the luxury do sit complex in the west district of the capital of Nairobi on Tuesday, killing at least twenty one people and injuring dozens more. Closer to home. But yet. International. There's a report that the White House is cancelling trade planning meeting with China. According to CNBC, the Trump administration called off the meeting that was scheduled for this week because of outstanding disagreements over enforcing intellectual property rights. Forty five has said he'll reinforce punitive tariffs on about half of all Chinese exports to the US if Washington and Beijing can't agree on a permanent trade solution by. FBI agents. Association claim that the streets of America are more dangerous because of the partial government shutdown the union released a seventy two page report on yesterday that detail delays on forensic interviews and grand jury indictments because of the shutdown. Agents are not able to pay snitch is there's a lack of translators that helped them keep track of violent gangs such as MS thirteen. So forty five is personally responsible for making the country. More dangerous, according to the FBI. Forty five is also promising that there will be a state of the union speech next week. Where it will be delivered is still unknown. The White House said it hopes to deliver it in the US house of representatives as usual, but they will find another place if they're not allowed in by house speaker Nancy Pelosi. And I'll blame him for not letting them come in its up to join. California Democrat has suggested that forty five wait until the shutdown Hans because it would not be unfair. Or would it would be rather? Unfair to ask security personnel to guard the event. While ain't getting paid. Agree with her. The risk. Good news out in California. Teachers will be returning to their classrooms on this morning in LA. The union representing them agree to a deal on Tuesday to end the strike. And this is important to note. They get everything that they asked for the teachers will be getting more money. But they say the big win was a concession by the district to cut down the size of classrooms. Which means that they will hire more teachers, there's also money more money for support staff such as nurses and librarians. And I was thinking, you know. Look what they were able to get out of their union. What did Atlanta Atlanta? Teachers get. Locked.
"al shabaab" Discussed on News & Talk 1380 WAOK
"I'm thankful to be alive. Yeah. Four four eight nine two two seven zero three as my number. You want to know what's going on in the world. And I wanna share what it is. Did I learned with you? Let's get at it. So. In kenya. The people of Qin your morning. A memorial service has been held in the Kenyon capitol Nairobi for some of those killed during an attack by Islamist militants in a hotel and office complex a week ago. Hundreds of mourners gathered to pay tribute to six men who were all employed by the same technology for firm. The company was praised for their selflessness, and bravery. Somali-based Islamist group. Al Shabaab said they carried out the attack five militants, including a suicide bombers stormed the luxury do sit complex in the Westland district of the capital of Nairobi on Tuesday, killing at least twenty one people and injuring dozens more. Closer to home. But yet. International. There's a report that the White House is cancelling trade planning meeting with China. According to CNBC, the Trump administration called off the meeting that was scheduled for this week because out standing disagreements over enforcing intellectual property rights. Forty-five has said he will reinforce punitive tariffs on about half. Allow Chinese exports to the US if Washington and Beijing can't agree on a permanent trade solution by. FBI agents. Association claim that the streets of America are more dangerous because of the partial government shutdown the union released a seventy two page report on yesterday that detail delays on forensic interviews and grand jury indictments because of the shutdown. Agents are not able to pay snitch is. And there's a lack of translators that helped them keep track of violent gangs such as MS thirteen. So forty five is personally responsible for making the country. More dangerous, according to the FBI. Forty five is also promising that there will be a state of the union speech next week. Where it will be delivered is still unknown. The White House said it hopes to deliver it in the US house of representatives as usual, but they will find another place if they're not allowed in by house speaker Nancy Pelosi. Blame him for not letting them come in its up to join the California Democrat has suggested that forty five wait until the shutdown Hans because it would not be unfair. Or would it would be rather? Unfair to ask security personnel to guard the event. While ain't getting paid. Agree with her. There is some good news out in California. Teachers will be returning to their classrooms on this morning in LA. The union representing them agreed to a deal on Tuesday to end the strike, and this is important to note. They get everything that they asked for the teachers will be getting more money. But they say the big win was a concession by the district to cut down the size of classrooms. Which means they will hire more teachers, there's also money more money for support staff such as nurses and librarians. And I was thinking, you know. Look what they were able to get out of their union. Would it Atlanta Atlanta? Teachers get. Locked up. Shows you the power was strong union. Well, the US houses opposed to the president from withdrawing the nation from NATO a bipartisan three hundred and fifty seven to twenty to vote on yesterday. Send a message that it would easily survive veto lawmakers started to worry about news stories that forty five was suggesting pulling out the US from the seventy euro alliance. This Bill prohibits the use of federal funds to withdraw from NATO. Good. And this what am Dougie alert stories? The ice in Greenland. Which is a big country day in the Steelers off the coast of North America in before you get to your. In. The ice in Greenland is. Melting faster than scientists thought rising. Global temperatures have been causing larger trunks of ice to break off from the giant glaciers in Greenland. The study reportedly provides fresh evidence of the dangers of rising sea levels to various Pacific islands and coastal places like Bangladesh and Shanghai as well as Miami. And of course, you're aware that our sister Alexandria Cortes. Okay, case, yo Cortes. Has said. Twelve years is all going to be oh, well, she might be a bit premature. But the fact that global warming is a problem that is becoming more difficult. And rising. Global temperatures are indeed a scientific fact. Right. That's enough. This time. For the main thing the main thing. Camera. Harris Senator Harris is breaking records a day after announcing she's running for president..
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"I'm Sam Litzinger. This is a common sense compromise both parties should embrace. President Trump's latest offer to end the partial government shutdown appears to be dead on arrival. A senior democratic aide says congressional Democrats weren't even consulted on Mr. Trump's proposal to fund a border wall in exchange for temporary protection of some migrants. CBS news. Correspondent Steven Portnoy right now Democrats have control of the house of representatives. They didn't when Dhaka was an ounce by Barack Obama. So this is their opportunity now to set the terms of how the Democratic Party is going to approach this, and they are going to insist number one that the government be reopened and number two. If you're going to talk about the DACA population in any way, these dreamers. You're gonna have to do it with a path to citizenship ultimately, but certainly up front some kind of legal status, and that's not what the president is offering Democrats made their own movie yesterday to try to break the impasse. They pledge to provide hundreds of millions of dollars more for border security. One activist says the sentence of white Chicago police officer received for the fatal shooting of black teenager. Liquan McDonald is a slap in the face to us. The judge Jason Van Dyke to less than seven years in prison. He could serve half that mayor Rahm Emanuel. I want everybody to be proud of the Chicago police department to call it their own we're now pulling people from all parts of the city most diverse leadership we've ever had in the sentencing came a day after a different judge acquitted three officers accused of lying about the two thousand fourteen shooting to protect Van Dyke. He was military says it's carried out its deadliest air strike in Somalia in months killing fifty two. Al Shabaab, extremists CBS news, national security consultant, Jeff MacOS lands here. The Middleton said attacked a hotel compound this week in neighboring Kenya. Killing at least twenty one people. It's undergrad. I think this is in response to the attack in Nairobi Kenya by al-shabaab that also at the same time it's reported that some Molly governmental forces had come under attack by a large al-qaeda force in the region, which normally means al-shabaab the United States has dramatically stepped up air strikes against the terrorist group since President Trump took office, the speaker of the North Carolina house has invited the president to some of the state legislature and common deliver the state of the union address. Their Republican House speaker Tim Moore wrote to the president saying it's essential that people hear from him on the effort to reopen. The federal government house speaker. Nancy Pelosi has suggested that Mr. Trump delay this year's address or give it in writing because the partial government shutdown CBS news brought to you by the Capital One venture card when you are an unlimited double miles on every purchase your next trip is closer than you think. What's in your wallet? Now from the Cairo radio news room and streaming on the KIRO radio app as heard on CBS news. President Trump has proposed an end to the partial government shutdown with the compromise on.
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"Olympic Olympic Committee. The US military says it carried out an air strike on Somalia today that killed fifty two. Al Shabaab extremists in response to an attack on Somali forces a statement from the US Africa. Command does not say how many Somali forces were killed or wounded. There are no reports of Americans killed or wounded al-shabaab controls large parts of rural southern and central Somalia and continues to carry out high profile attacks in the capital of Mogadishu and elsewhere. And let's give credit
"al shabaab" Discussed on KOMO
"Thirty six. We're learning more about the terrorist attack on a luxury hotel in Nairobi Kenya. In which fourteen people including American were killed more. From komo's Gregg Hersholt. The dead American is identified as Jason Spindler. The director of a business development firm. He had survived the September eleven attacks in New York. The attackers in this case from the group Al Shabaab is born out of the crumbling of Somalia in early nineteen nineties. That essentially will responsible for Black Hawk Down. And a mother left goal essentially into the move all foreigners from Somalia and put them to adopt. ABC news contributor Daryl blocker who was with the CIA for twenty eight years. He says groups like al-shabaab target luxury hotels because that's where the westerners gather it gets world press, and that can target people other than Kenyans Gregg Hersholt, KOMO news as the federal government shutdown drags on. A prominent local charity says it's feeling the pressure from people who are suddenly in need of help northwest harvest helped so many foodbanks around here. This is the group's Jordan Rubin. A huge uptick of first time families coming to their community food Bank, and the primary driver of that was for the government shutdown government employees, but it was also government contractors. It was also those who aren't even employed by the government. But if you own a diner out near mount Ranier, and now nobody can get there because the parks are closed. Then you have no customers he says northwest harvest is calling for an end to the shutdown. Charlie Harger, KOMO news US attorney net. Hayes is stepping down tomorrow. She leads the western district of Washington's US attorney. His office and has been on an interim basis since two thousand fourteen when now Seattle mayor Jenny durken step down. Brian Moran is going to replace her. He was nominated by President Trump and confirmed by the Senate Moran served in the offices of both Christine Gregoire and rob McKenna during their terms as Washington state attorney general this homeless county employees in charge of ensuring workplace free of harassment has been fired for conduct that some workers. Consider well harassment. Details from komo's Carleen Johnson. Staff complained about remarks made by Tony Robertson. The county's Equal Employment Opportunity officer comments were made during training sessions about workplace harassment. The Everett herald reports in one session, a female worker was having a coughing fit in Robertson asked if he was choking her up because he's handsome and had that effect on women and in a subsequent training. He offended staff by using the word retarded a woman in the training sessions said she had a child with severe developmental disabilities. She asked why he used that term? He then. Said he deliberately used it to see how many in the group were paying attention to the earlier training session and outside investigator determined Robertson could no longer be effective in his role. His last day was January second. Carleen johnson. Komo news city of Seattle Representative say the Aurora bridge is safe as defendants tell their side of the story in the ride the ducks civil trial civil city transportation planner to raise casper told an attorney for the city she's been involved in safety improvements on the highway ninety nine corridor. Dating back sixteen years..
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"I'm vicky. Allen. CBS news time to thirty one. CBS news update. The president of Kenya has just finished speaking moments ago and says at least fourteen or dead after an attack at an upscale hotel, dozens of survivors have been released after being trapped there for more than twelve hours. They fled for their lives Lucy. One zero is one of the woman gets short. Then someone actually looked me outside. Not from the fighting is now over and president Aurora can yada says those behind the attack have just been killed a security operation. Adduce it complex is over. An all the terrorists eliminated. The US State Department confirms one of the deceased is an American Al Shabaab, which has ties to Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility. It is not the first time they struck in the heart of the capital there twenty thirteen west gate mollenbeck left at least sixty seven dead. CBS news update. I'm Matt piper. The American has been identified as Jason Spindler a graduate of NYU law and the university of Texas at Austin yesterday, his mother, Sarah Spindler confirmed. Her son was a victim of the terror attack in Nairobi, and he had also previously volunteered in the peace corps. It's two thirty two President Trump Pab and hoping for a bipartisan lunch, what lawmakers to bolster congressional support for the border wall at the heart of the government shutdown, but as CBS news White House correspondent, Steven. Tells us the effort to get Democrats on board appears to be falling short recent days. The president has signaled that perhaps Democrats could be persuaded to publicly express their support for the wall. But an effort to bring some of them in for lunch with Mr. Trump fizzled. The White House says Democrats wouldn't attend aids didn't identify which Democrats were invited news organizations. Couldn't locate any who received an invitation recent surveys have shown the while the wall is popular with Republican voters. Democrats and independence. Do not see it as an effective use of taxpayer dollars. The partial government shutdown is now in its twenty six day, outlining his one hundred seventy five billion dollars state budget proposal governor Andrew Cuomo pointed to quite a few things he says he believes the legislature can accomplish bull for April. First he outlined them in his state of the state address. Amac Rosenberg has a recap the governor stressed that nearly half of all New Yorkers utilize the MTA and that the agency is crucial to the state's growth reiterated his call. For congestion pricing to fix subways. Cuomo wants drivers to pay a toll once they hit sixtieth street, traveling south it would avoid what he calls bridge shopping or drivers can opt to say take the Queensboro bridge for free instead of the midtown tunnel. This would say basically, everyone pays the toll. If you're going into the central business district. There would be no toll on the FDR. So if you're just coming into Manhattan to go north or south, there's no toll on the FDR, and he says it would raise fifteen billion dollars Cuomo also says New York should legalize adult use cannabis stop the disproportionate criminal impact on communities of color. Komo's says legalizing recreational pot would raise three hundred million in tax revenue every year questions remain like wouldn't municipalities be able to choose to keep marijuana illegal in their boundaries. Mac, Rosenberg WCBS NewsRadio. Eight eighty governor. Phil Murphy's state of the state is being characterized as a largely aspirational address. W CBS's Steve burns has highlight one year into his administration. Governor Murphy says the state of our state is stronger and fairer than it was one year ago. State's reputation still precedes him. He says it's a reputation of slow job growth, wealth, inequality and crumbling infrastructure. Those who have been left out must be lifted up. Those who work hard must have their effort repaid, those who are doing well should see a path to doing better a budget battle over more tax increases is likely still ahead. But for now Murphy says there's still some unfinished business from twenty eighteen by legalizing adult use marijuana, first and foremost, we can reverse the inequality and unfairness left from years of failed. Drug policies says progress has been made recently on getting to a fifteen dollar minimum wage, but more needs to be done to change a culture. He says that saw corporate tax breaks run amok with fewer jobs that were promised money flowed from tax payers pockets into a black hole. He says they need to focus.
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"I'm Pam who sell. Some will be furloughed others will work without pay the government now eight hours into a partial shutdown. Our focus all along has been we need to secure the border. We need to do what it takes to be able to put the physical infrastructure. They're in place as well. As a manpower in Senate Republican James Langford of Oklahoma, speaking to FOX and friends moments ago. Democrats don't want to give President Trump the five billion dollars. He wants for a wall. There are not the votes in the Senate for expensive taxpayer-funded border wall. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer of New York. President Trump said that he is totally prepared for a long shutdown. He said he believes that this may be his only chance to get the funding for his wall that he promised his supporters during the campaign and throughout his presidency. Fox's Christian Fisher in Washington. Both the house. And Senate will reconvene at noon eastern to try and work out an agreement. Iran is speaking out about the US military presence in Syria days after President Trump announced he'd be pulling all two thousand troops out of the country around foreign ministry says the US presence has damaged peace and security in the region. This as one top Senate Republican criticizes the pullout plan, if we leave Syria before the time is right. We'll come back in Iran will fill the vacuum. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Iran has been accused supporter of the Syrian regime. The number of dead rising in Somalia were a vehicle packed with explosives detonated at a military checkpoint in Mogadishu at least sixteen people were killed soldiers among them, some twenty others were hurt the extremist group al-shabaab claiming responsibility. This.
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"Attack on Al Shabaab exchanges of fire. I'm Michael Toscano. The US military is now confirming US led forces carried out weekend raids in Somalia against al-shabaab militants. Scott Carr is following developments, the US military Africa. Command confirmed sixty two militants with Africa's. Most activist lawmakers extremist group have been killed Derek six airstrike Saturday and Sunday in Somalia south central bona idea province with the aim of preventing al-shabaab from using remote areas as a safe haven to plan and direct future attacks. The US has no civilians were killed or injured. North Korea is back to threatening the US again warning of a return to quote exchanges of fire and blocking any move to denuclearize correspondent will Ripley checks in from Hong Kong to tell us. The North Koreans are angry over new US sanctions against three top government officials over human rights abuses. The fact that the US continues to add sanctions, you know. In addition to the nuclear program is certainly infuriating to the North Koreans, and it's adding to the. Their perception of an atmosphere of hostility from the United States. There are no public talks currently scheduled on denuclearization. And US intelligence says testing and building continues in North Korea. No break yet. In the standoff between the White House on Capitol Hill on a partial government shutdown this coming Friday night, White House. Senior adviser Stephen Miller says the White House will do whatever is necessary to build a border wall, which is not currently funded. Former Trump lawyer turned government witness Michael Cohen may be called before the house of representatives in January after Democrats takeover more from Boris Sanchez. We may not have heard the last of Michael Cohen Representative Elijah Cummings, the incoming chairman of the house oversight committee has said that he would like to invite Michael Cohen back to Capitol Hill the testify once more Cohen will begin a prison sentence in the spring. He admits lying to congress in a previous appearance. Stock futures are down slightly across the boards. On Wall Street. This hour ahead of the opening bell following Friday. Steep losses. Dow futures off forty four points..
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"Marriage. And at a time when there is a war against the good child's education, there has to be a war that is wage on behalf of the good child access to education. And that has to go hand in hand with child marriage and be also have to see this as Kant of some of the CB and Peavey eek strategies. Kitchen mentioned a key part of combating educating girls on on the issue for large, Doug is to question. Has there ever been an instance of two children being forced to marry other a boy and a girl both under the age of eighteen? And I asked that question. Because I would think a key part of that education is also executing boys, right? Hey, as you grow up, this is not. Okay. And here's, why is that imagine that's part of the strategy to or not? Can you talk to them? So that is a very good question, but then he so I've done a map paying off and does not brides it's a, it's a car for denies ation that has a website with a map of all of the laws that have a child marriage in their statute books. And you look at what the see is that all of these laws. A parade on a term of what I call in gender duality that is almost like hypocrisy in these laws so that a good, a good age of marriage is lower than the boys age of marriage. And to some extent that is also the duality that renders we're, but but that is shaped by the devaluation of the good shy that somehow of goods value lies in a marriage, right? So that is one part of his second. It's a way of protecting the goal from alleged or imagine harmful threats of sexual abuse of of on a kinds. And I think you're going to be touching upon that too. This is all part of that continuum of a good on his owned by her family, and therefore the earliest instance she needs to be given in marriage in order to protect her as well as to protect the family. Then Thirdly, she's a commodity you, there's the commodification of a God by giving her in marriage and being either, you know, getting a bride price or getting rid of, you know, give her away to another family. And then finally times. Of war b see with it is with al-shabaab or with Boko haram goods bodies become the sights of wild once. So that again, so these, they're these four, five reasons that really. Need to be addressed as root causes of child marriage Frankie. Thank you. I wanna turn from child marriage to the horrific crime of acid attacks, which particularly facts women in countries across South Asia, including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Verna. Some reports suggest that incidence is actually increasing in this part of the world. Why is that. Well, the first reason is and fully bonded. Vici- has addressed it. In then law. We was in the two prizes and it's been the most effective ingen law and the two five, sunny laws that have come since have not had the teeth because they have not. Addressed the purchase and sale of asset asset is something which is very, very, very cheap in southeast Asia. It's used in jewellery production. It's used all over for agricultural purposes for pumpkin seed and hit us full of rubber production, etcetera. So any pharma EMMY farmhand anyone who works in fact free making any kind of jewelry can't get the hands on. Asset and the whole gallon of acid will cost lessen the Jolla. Now, four bought photon Gita was joking about right about child marriage for me. Why acid violence, the sodium, fourth, and why it has doesn't not interested enough people. I feel in the west is because it has not really hit a nerve your lives in any way that you can see it like child marriage, you talk about from Massachusetts to, you know, Delaware, etcetera. Something in your life did something you see across the globe. Acid violence is if chide is not given in marriage, that child could be doused and acid and destroyed for life. The always go for the face and the neck, which means blindness and disfiguration people who can afford it can have ten to thirty surgeries and still never ever. You see the employable again. The never have the confidence to leave the home. Again, they destroyed. So this happens if you don't give your girl in marriage to a more powerful person or an older person..
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"The nub of this is the fact that there's been a huge increase in tourism in key destinations in Europe over the last couple of years, places like Turkey and Egypt, Tunisia being perceived as rather volatile places. So countries like the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and cities like Barscelona Amsterdam, Venice, they've all had a huge influx tourism, and that is quite frankly, putting a strain on public services, whether it be benches to to picnic corn, water supplies, street cleaning, and litter collection. So a lot of these places have put in place. New rules and regulations to prevent tourists from coming in. They've stopped Airbnb residences being put up on site bottles in just a couple of weeks ago took down two and a half thousand listings because it said, look, we have too many tourists and we can't cope Nick miles. Still to come on with addition of our podcast, the letters that never reached their destination to she said, thank you. If you have any bowels of compassion left shirt by sending me some relief. This is a letter that never over arrived. Historians, cataloging unread letters, two hundred and fifty years after they were sent. Senior executives from Facebook and Twitter have knowledge that they companies were too slow to act against fake accounts and political meddling, Sheryl, Sandberg, and Jack Dorsey, maybe admission as they gave evidence to the US Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating the extent to which social media platforms have been used to influence politics and elections in the United States from Washington. Here's on North America. Technology reporter, Dave Lee belong side. Facebook and Twitter was an empty chair and the name tag that rate. Google. The company refused to send a suitably senior executive prompting admonishment from senators who said the firm's leadership was not taking this problem seriously for the companies that did turn up both Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Facebook show a Sandberg admitted. They had been too slow to act on emerging threats. They pledge to do better and share statistics. They felt demonstrated. They had at least improved. Mr. Dorsey was criticized by the Republican Senator, Susan Collins for not doing more to inform people whose accounts had been targeted. He acknowledged mistakes had been made agree. It's unacceptable. And we. As I said earlier, we wanna find ways to work more openly. We're going to do our best to make sure that we catch everything and we inform people when the fact some, but we are not going to catch everything. Some here, feel regulations will be needed to force firms into being more transparent. But after what was the fourth congressional hearing into this issue? There are no signs of a consensus on how such measures would work daily in Washington officials in Somalia. Say the Islamist group. Al Shabaab has abducted sixty nine clan elders in the central region of gull. Duke al-shabaab says it's holding the eldest prisoner because they failed to pay full compensation for the killings of five members of a rival clan. I also Africa regional editor, Mary Harper, why this is happening. Al-shabaab has a very proactive Justice system and because these elders which they were meant to have paid basically five hundred. Eight thousand dollars for the compensate to compensate this community who had lost five members because basically now in Somalia, every person is worth a hundred camels and each Kumble is worth a thousand dollars. So that's how the math works out. And because these elders had not ensured that their community had paid this money al-shabaab felt that Justice wasn't being done, and so they've basically taken into their own hands. So with this would suggest there is very little law enforcement if any in this part of Somalia, if Al Shabaab are running the show in this way, yes, in many parts of Somalia where allegedly the government or regional governments have the control Justice is really something that has been very much destroyed by nearly thirty years of civil war. There are these traditional Justice systems such as this camel compensation for people who are killed or insulted injured..
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"To the movement DACA quiche Lada. Care for him that's sheared young woman, and she saying hang on what you're going to do when you're back. Against the wall Yard which she said an says is hang on hang in there But I, tell you what you deserve the tumor piece Tillman. Say one thing don't feel. Put that strangle hold, on, tight ass exactly, what what would happen it's a beautiful day Jared doing. His thing and he's making sure that we got some good music he's making sure that you get treated nice when you. Call in and he's making sure. That everything. Is running crystal clear so y'all know what we in great hands got to talk to. You about some stuff that's jumping off in the in the world I'm gonna start with what's happening on the. International front and I'm gonna go across, the the the the ocean when I say go across the ocean I'm, gonna head down to the motherland and talk, about what's happening There in Africa There's some good things that are, happening in Africa things that calls me. Some some concern let me read. Something till you Somalia's are shebab care is out attack. On military base the Al Shabaab militant group says it killed twenty seven soldiers in the rate which began just, after early, morning prayers Samadi military officers said reinforcements have been sent to the area about fifty kilometers thirty one miles from the port city, of kiss Myo but did not give further details. About the attack Al Shabaab has been waging an insurgency in Somalia for more than ten years. And a twenty two thousand strong African Union force is in the country to help the government fight this Al Qaeda linked militant kind of. Kind of group now we I'm concerned. About, about, that now shaded let me go on and read some some other kinds of, things to, you which is you know Really, really disturbing, you know Trevor noy Trevor Noah an aboriginal anger, wa as as disgusting joke. Kind of resurfaces comedian Trevor Noah has responded to. Criticism of a racist joke he told in twenty thirteen about aboriginal Australian women says that he had vowed never to. Make, a, joke like that again Noah the new host of the daily show in the US faced a backlash after video of the joke. Was freshly circulated own line he was condemned by several indigenous Australians some call for a boycott of north, upcoming Australian tour nor said it was, right to denounce his job which centered own appearance sent it on appearance in the footage of the twentieth thirteen standup show nor is shown saying that all women of. Every race can be beautiful he continues and I know some of you are, sitting there. Now go Going oh. Trevor yeah but I've never seen a beautiful aborigine nor goes on to say it's not always about looks but mimicking. Playing did Dir Rideau in a suggestive manner hey that's. A big word I gotta gotta looked at, them and, see what, that means on Monday the comedian acknowledged joke, was wrong inferred and refer. To having visited on aboriginal culture center in in. Melborn I'm gonna I'm gonna return to this conversation I'm gonna return to that just a little little bit later listen. Let, me, jump on some other kinds of things that are a little closer to the to the to the home front here in the. U nine states a large police presence is on the scene of a shooting in Toronto that has left, at least nine people hurt police say, the gunman is dead the extent of the injuries is not known and police have not said what may have motivated the shooting at Toronto just north of the border. Here in. The United States President Trump has a stern warning for Iran Presidents in all caps tweeted address to Iranian president Hassan Ruhani Trump caution him to never threaten the. United States. Or quote you will suffer consequences. The like of which you throughout history have ever suffered before. Trump's, tweets singing to be a response to a warning from Ruhani about risking war with Iran if he pursues hostile policies towards the country okay we've we've seen, those kinds of things from from the president before listen over and lift putting the brakes on a driver who live streaming, video of his passengers without. Their knowledge the Saint Louis post dispatch says Jason got gag streamed his interaction with hundreds of Saint Louis area passengers. On the popular video gaming website twitch many of his. Costumers didn't even know they were being recorded And broadcast to the..
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"Title in four years this is npr news down power lines owned by utility giant pacific gas and electric are being blamed for a dozen northern california wildfires last fall npr's richard gonzales reports the report by the california department of forestry and fire protection links electric power and distribution lines with fires at killed fifteen people the trouble started when trees and branches came into contact with power lines and wind gusts of up to seventy miles an hour pushed wildfires faster than firefighters could respond state law says utility companies can be held liable for the costs of firefighting even when they haven't violated safety rules pga is facing more than fifty lawsuits filed by fire victims arguing that the utility is responsible for fires that scorched the wine country counties of napa and sonoma last year richard gonzales npr news san francisco military officials say us commando was killed in somalia friday four us service members were wounded u s africa command says they were patrolling with somali and kenyan forces as part of an operation against al shabaab militants when they came under mortar and small arms fire one local soldier was also wounded police in singapore friday detained at kim jong un look alike the man goes by the name of howard ex he's based in hong kong and impersonates the north korean leader he said police searched his bags and held him for two hours before letting him go warning him to stay away from the site of next week's summit between kim and president trump he says is in singapore for some stunts but doesn't play any protests i'm nora raum npr news in washington support for npr comes from npr.
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"And so you know i i was well trained in the military law enforcement i i keep my eye up and and you know i watch for things but it was a concern what became of omar omar was killed omar was killed by his group al shabaab and it was coming he would go intermittent on social media and vanished for some times i always assumed that he would either be detained or killed by shabaab i was hoping that he would turn himself in or that somebody would turn him in to us authorities because i thought it'd be great to have a law enforcement and you know to omar without always being about war and killing but he was hunted down and killed inch into malia i believe it was in two thousand and thirteen i don't know from inside government what was gained from it i feel like at some point there must have been someone watching these conversations in the more they became aware of omar hamami and not just my conversation there was plenty of other people out there talking about it too but the more they saw omar's experience the more they realized this prophecy of jihad that's oftentimes preached on the internet or pushed on social media was bogus and that it wasn't something worth pursuing so i'm hoping at some level and i'm pretty confident that it was there were people that saw this conversation said you know what i don't know that i want to make that jump that omar hamami did with that though i wouldn't i would i would be remiss if i did not mention that this is the same time the conflict in syria was picking up even in it's best case maybe i help deter somebody from wanting to go to somalia but maybe they didn't go somalian they just chose to go to syria one of the things that omar eerily would talk about was hit he has a syrian heritage and so he would say it's messed up here with shabaab in somalia but you know where it is going right and that syria and he would point to what the islamic state was building just wasn't quite there yet but there were already movements of foreign fighters heading towards the syria battlefield then clint watts book is messing with the enemy after a break he'll talk about his tracking of russian efforts to influence american politics.
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"Fair amount of attention of there were a number of drones strikes us as well as if you raids drew the obama administration and earlier this year the trump administration loosened a bit of the rules of engagement giving more devolving more forty two the commanders on the ground those closer to make decisions and as a result they're probably been about a dozen drone strikes rother actions involving us assets in the region and they've not been without affect our in july there were two two drone strike the took out two key regional commanders of al shabaab just last month about a dozen militants were planning a terrorist attack were eliminated of there have been some successes on the other hand i think the attack this weekend as well as the ones that preceded are also underscore the limits counterterrorism strikes of this kind these military strikes can certainly a limit eight highvalue targets and take forces but what is needed is policing and security and intelligence to fight the new game that shabaab is playing is the united states doing enough on that score then policing and intelligence sort of what i'll call the ground game of counterterrorism strategy and not necessary sara lee relying simply undreamt strikes well here's here's here's the rub there's a lot there's a lot the united states and other international partners who have been involved especially european friends in somalia can do but at the end of the day the only way stability and security are are going to return to somalia is of the somalis them mm cells take ownership and there's a government that is capable of that and that's that's where we hit some real problems even example over the last few years the united states as well as suits principal european allies the french the british as well as the european union jack of a host of smaller countries have trained somewhere between sixty and eighty thousand troops for the somali government yet if you go out there and try to count the ones you can fi there are probably only a few thousand so that means yup maybe ten percent of those who are trained are still serving the functions for which there train the other ninety percent wherever they gone uh some of them poces fight possibly even got over to the enemy that's a real problem that's not a.
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"This is nprpolice in kenya suspect islamist militants from the al shabaab group in neighboring somalia carried out an attack on a coastal village today police say nine civilians were beheaded in attack occurred in the same area were alshabab members of kenya's security agencies have few days ago alshabab has pledged retribution against kenya for sending troops to somalia rescuers have recovered the bodies of eight people from a collapsed apartment building outside naplesitalychristopher live say reports that the cause of the collapse still on clear a firefighter searches desperately for any signs of life as she huddles over a dark void in the rubble is anyone there she shouts if you can hear us give us three knocks but then only silence soon rescuers extract the last missing bodies of two children in eightyearold brother in 14yearold sister the mayor of the seaside town of taught in on seatte has confirmed the final death toll at eight people the fivestorey apartment building partially collapsed as residents slept early friday construction workers were performing renovations at the time police have opened a manslaughter investigation but so far press no charges for nprnewsi'mchristopher live safe in rome also when italy police say they have arrested a man from chechnya accused of being part of an islamicstate network based in belgium authorities believe the man participated and attacks in the chechen capital in 2014 the left nineteen people dead and that he also fought in syria on trial snydernprnewsfromwashington.