A US military official tells me that US Special Operations Forces participated in a Jan. 18 Somali-led raid on an al-Shabaab camp in the Middle Shabelle region that helped rescue approx. 30 Somali child conscripts. US forces were in an advisory role

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15 August 2018
6 month ago
A US military official tells me that US Special Operations Forces participated in a Jan. 18 Somali-led raid on an al-Shabaab camp in the Middle Shabelle region that helped rescue approx. 30 Somali child conscripts. US forces were in an advisory role
A plane carrying Somali prisoners from India has arrived at Mogadishu airport-witnesses
Plane carrying more than 40 Somalis released by India arrives at Mogadishu airport after negotiations between the two countries. They were part of 120 Somalis arrested by India navy after being suspected of involvement in piracy acts, some have served their jail terms.
US airstrike kills four Al Shabab militants near Kismaayo town on Thursday according to @USAfricaCommand
US airstrike targets alShabab near Kismayo Somalia, killing 4 militants per @USAfricaCommand. No civilians killed per officials6 month ago
US airstrike targets alShabab near Kismayo Somalia, killing 4 militants per @USAfricaCommand. No civilians killed per officials
US forces backed Somali commandos have destroyed an Al Shabab training camp in Lower Shabelle province, killing at least 10 militants
Somali maritime officer reportedly shot by his deputy in Mogadishu's seaport, his condition said to be 'life threatening': sources
7 month ago
At least three militants were killed in the attack on Daynunay, while 1 govt soldier was injured in Gofgudud Burey, per regional security source. Both bases locate in Bay region of Somalia
Heavy explosion heard in Wardhiigley district of Mogadishu few minutes ago.
Somali govt announces the death of singer Khadija Abdullahi Dalays in Canada this morning, she was 82. Delays was one of the first Somali artists to sign on a national radio.
7 month ago
The Somali national army radio is reporting that Danab special forces have 'destroyed' Al-Shabab militia outposts in Leego town area killing 10 militants on Friday. Leego remains one of the towns in Lower Shabelle region controlled by the group since Aug when AU troops vacated it
Turkey, Somalia sign economic partnership pact
7 month ago
Somali govt forces and Kenyan troops clashed in the Somali town of El-Wak at 7:30am this morning after mistaking each other respectively for Al-Shabab militants during patrol, leading to heavy exchange of gunfire, a Somali security officer was killed: residents
Car bomb blast wounds two in Mogadishu
Two govt soldiers dead and armored vehicle partially burned in roadside explosion in Mogadishu - Media reports
7 month ago
Puntland deploys more troops near Tukaraq.
A soldier was killed by gunmen suspected being fighters from AlShabaab in Afgoye district in lower Shabeelle region
Gunmen shot dead an elder in Afgoye district in lower Shabeelle region. Somalia
US designates al-Shabab deputy leader as 'global terrorist'
Aden Ibrahim, junior Al-Shabab operational commander surrendered this week to govt forces in Gedo region, southern Somalia. (photo by @SONNALIVE)7 month ago
Aden Ibrahim, junior Al-Shabab operational commander surrendered this week to govt forces in Gedo region, southern Somalia. (photo by @SONNALIVE)
Kenia: Al Shabaab claims killing 6 Kenyan policemen near Kutlo district7 month ago
Kenia: Al Shabaab claims killing 6 Kenyan policemen near Kutlo district
The UN Security Council held an emergency session regarding UAE 's funding of terrorism in Somalia.
USA forces conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab militants on Jan. 2, approx 50 km west of the Somalia capital Mogadishu and killed 2 militants and destroying 1 VBIED. AFRICOM says they assess no civilians were killed in this strike.
Five security officers were killed on Tuesday in an attack by suspected Al-Shabaab militants on the Elwak-Kotulo road in Mandera.
Two men armed with pistols shot dead Somalia's Military Court Chief Colonel Hassan Ali Shute's father. The father was killed near his home after returned back from evening prayers at a Mogadishu mosque last night-Alshabaab claimed the responsibility Witnesses and Police
Kenya: KDF claims 5 alShabaab involved in Ijara attack killed on 31 Dec, say others fled to Saira area/ Somalia border, some may be wounded seeking treatment7 month ago
Kenya: KDF claims 5 alShabaab involved in Ijara attack killed on 31 Dec, say others fled to Saira area/ Somalia border, some may be wounded seeking treatment
Senator Abdi Qaybdid says he does not know why govt troops attacked his residence
From new ISIS video -  1.Some fresh threats towards the West (much more than in Somali video) 2.Mr Singapuri seems to have successfuly escaped Raqqa battle (previously seen while being filmed to Inside the Khilafah 4 in the centre of Raqqa city) 3. Abdeslam made it to their video.7 month ago
From new ISIS video - 1.Some fresh threats towards the West (much more than in Somali video) 2.Mr Singapuri seems to have successfuly escaped Raqqa battle (previously seen while being filmed to "Inside the Khilafah 4" in the centre of Raqqa city) 3. Abdeslam made it to their video.
U.S. confirms conducting a new airstrike, killing four militants and destroying a VBIED - per @USAfricaCommand
AFRICOM: US forces conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab militants in the early evening hours of Dec. 27, west of the capital, killing 4 and destroying 1 vehicle-borne IED
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