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Army special operator received valor award for actions concurrent with hostage crisis in Mali | Army Times

An Army special operator received the second highest valor award for his actions during an overseas contingency operation nearly four years ago. The operator received the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions on Nov. 20, 2015, a date that matches up with an infamous terrorist attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali, which also netted a Marine Raider ... Read More »

Somali Special Forces End Siege at Hotel Raided by Militants that Killed 26 | The Nation

Special forces in Somalia have ended an all-night siege at a hotel raided by armed Islamic militants, officials have said. The death toll from the attack in the southern port city of Kismayo, which began on Friday evening, has risen to 26 people, including a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist and several foreigners. The victims include one Briton, three Kenyans, three Tanzanians, ... Read More »