White House: U.S. Won $1bn Battle Against Somalia Terrorists

Mike O'Brien

It cost more than $1 billion in aid, but the White House said this week the U.S. has won one of the major battles against terrorism in the world. Somalia has for years been at the mercy of Al Qaeda-linked extremists. But on Thursday the Obama administration officially recognized the government of Somalia. President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both met with Somalia president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the first democratically elected leader of the war-torn country since 1991....
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