WATCH: The CIA Is Targeting Somalia’s Al Shabab Terror Group

hcsp.jpg A young American woman is back home safe with her family following a daring rescue in Somalia.

U.S. Special Forces rescued 32-year-old Jessica Buchanan and 60-year-old Danish aid worker Poul Thisted last week after being kidnapped by Somali pirates in last October.
The elite U.S. Navy SEALs parachuted into the hostile East African nation. Then, under the cover of darkness, moved in on the compound housing the hostages. A fire fight followed.
In the end, nine Somali pirates were dead with both hostages rescued and no U.S. casualties.
Violence Continues
Violence on the Horn of Africa continues unabated. A suicide bomber targeted a once-powerful warlord in an assassination attempt in central Somalia Thursday. One person was killed in the attack.
Meanwhile, Ethiopian and Kenyan troops are preparing for a major offensive against the Somali-based terrorist group al-Shabab. It’s part of an all-out offensive by multiple countries including the United States to eliminate the al-Qaeda-linked group.
“We should understand that primary driver of Kenya going in is also the quest for security for its own citizens,” said Andrews Atta-Asamoah, senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies.
Backed by local militias, Kenyan forces launched air strikes against the terrorists.
“Our troops are not targeting civilians, we are just targeting al-Shabab holdouts or hideouts,” Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga said shortly after the attacks.
Also in December, Ethiopian troops moved in from the west, seizing the town of Beledweyne and surrounding areas.
Source: CBN News | George Thomas