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5 HOURS AGO - The Week

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10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2014

1. The Pentagon announces airstrikes against al Shabab in SomaliaThe U.S. launched airstrikes Monday against leaders of Somalia's al Shabab, the Islamist extremist group responsible for an attack on a upscale mall in Kenya last year. The U.S. airstrikes reportedly were carried out in Somalia by aerial drones armed with missiles. The Pentagon could not immediately say whether the strikes ...

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8 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities. The general also inaugurated two radar systems — Arash-2, tasked with detecting miniature drones at a distance of 150 kilometers (93 miles), and also Kayhan, which he said was capable of detecting cruise missiles and drones.

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9 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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US military targets Islamic extremists in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader. Godane, also known as Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr, is the group's spiritual leader under whose direction the Somali militants forged an alliance with al-Qaida. The governor ...

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11 HOURS AGO - The Week

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U.S. hits Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Somalia

On Monday, the U.S. launched a miltary strike against the Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Somalia. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement late Monday only that "we are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate." But NBC News, citing U.S. officials, reports that U.S. drones launched Hellfire missiles ...

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12 HOURS AGO - Boston Herald

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Mexico turns to army, drones for security

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government says it is increasingly turning to the use of the army and drones in security patrols, reducing the role of the once-successful Marine forces.In an annual report on the state of the nation submitted to Congress Monday, the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto said army patrols had increased 52.2 percent between September and ...

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