US Airstrike Kills 18 Al-Shabab After US Forces Attacked in Somalia

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike that killed 18 al-Shabab extremists after U.S. and local forces came under attack in southern Somalia.   The U.S. Africa Command says in a statement the airstrike was carried out in self-defense on Friday about 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest of the port city of Kismayo.   The statement says two other al-Shabab extremists were killed by Somali forces "with small arms fire during the engagement."   An AFRICOM spokesman says no...

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