After 28-years, the United States has re-opened its Embassy in Somalia. In 1991, the government in Mogadishu was overthrown and the nation was thrown into chaos. By 2013, Somalia had reached the point where Washington was able to restore recognition, but not restore the Embassy. Five years later an office to handle American affairs was opened in the Embassy of Kenya. Al-Shabaab, the predominant Islamist terrorist group holding sway in Somalia, acknowledged the return of the U.S. Embassy by attacking a military facility known to house American drone operations. It also attacked at European convoy.