Africa

Somali Militants Overrun Base for African Union Forces

In this Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 file photo, hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
In this Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 file photo, hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

MOGADISHU, Somalia—Al-Shabab’ overran an African Union base in southern Somalia early Tuesday, a Somali military official said, in the latest display of the Islamic extremists’...




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