Ugandan soldiers working as part of a peacekeeping force in Somalia have killed 189 al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab fighters in an attack on one of their camps, the Ugandan army said.
Somali insurgents linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a car bombing on Saturday that wounded at least 15 people in Afgoye, northwest of the capital Mogadishu.
Six suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in a drone strike in central Yemen on Sunday, local security officials and residents said.
Qatar has taken very strong steps in recent months to assist the international community and the US in their campaign against IS, Al Qaeda and other transnational terrorist groups, a senior official from the US Department of State has said.
The United States military has carried out an air strike in Somalia against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgency that wants to topple the UN-backed government, the US Africa Command said on Wednesday.
A previously unknown militant group with links to al Qaeda claimed responsibility on Friday for an attack in Egypt's Western Desert that killed at least 16 policemen two weeks ago, announcing the start of a holy war against the Egyptian state.
Seven suspected al Qaeda militants were killed by a drone strike in central Yemen on Wednesday, residents and local officials said.
Yemeni troops and armour have pushed al Qaeda militants out of main cities in Shabwa, residents said on Friday, regaining government control over the southern province for the first time in years.
Five government soldiers were killed in war-ravaged Yemen on Sunday in an attack by unknown gunmen, local security sources said.
US forces have carried out a ground raid on an Al-Qaeda compound in Yemen, killing seven militants, the Pentagon said late on Monday.