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Fight Against al-Shabab a Focus of Kerry Trip

A senior State Department official says the Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab has been launching “asymmetrical attacks” in neighboring countries because of the success that African and U.S. forces have had against the group in Somalia. The official commented in a background briefing Thursday, ahead of Secretary of State John Kerry’s upcoming trip to Kenya and Djibouti. The official said a focal point of the visit will be to explore ways to more effectively deal with threats posed...

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