Somali army backed by KDF ground and air forces kill 4 militants in an assault against AlShabab-held area north of Elwak, near the Somali-Kenyan border.

Map. History of Somalia conflict

17 July 2018
Somali army backed by KDF ground and air forces kill 4 militants in an assault against AlShabab-held area north of Elwak, near the Somali-Kenyan border.
Gunfight between SNA forces and Al Shabab militants reported in Mogadishu's Kahda district
Two civilians were killed seven soldiers wounded after clash between two units of the Somali security forces, per witnesses. Army chief Abdiweli Gorod tells @voasomali troops shot each other "by mistake"
Two people dead in deadly internal firefight between two units within Somali security forces in Mogadishu
Reports of deadly internal firefight between two units within the Somali security forces in Mogadishu: Residents
Two Al-Shabab fighters killed three injured in a fresh U.S. airstrike near Mubarak village, Lower Shabelle region on Monday: @USAfricaCommand
Two people are reported to have been killed in a gun battle between UAE trained forces and SNA forces in Mogadishu's Tarabunka Junction. Seven others reportedly wounded
Rare IS report from Mogadishu, usually their claims come from Puntland and Afgooye
Boat carrying fuel, cars and other items from Dubai goes up in flames near Bosaso port. Police say a short circuit in the engine room likely caused the fire. (Courtesy of @Abdiqanihassan)3 month ago
Boat carrying fuel, cars and other items from Dubai goes up in flames near Bosaso port. Police say a short circuit in the engine room likely caused the fire. (Courtesy of @Abdiqanihassan)
4 month ago
Rescue efforts underway after a commercial boat caught fire near Bosaso port; fate of crew unclear: Reports
A Somali military officer named as Yusuf shot dead by gunmen in Mogadishu. The killers fled – Witness Somalia
International community issue statement expressing "grave concern" over new political crisis, urges Parliament and the Executive to use "constitutional and peaceful means to resolve political differences". [Statement attached]
4 month ago
At least one soldier was killed and two civilians wounded when gunmen suspected being fighters from AlShabaab ambushed a security checkpoint near Bosaso port. Somalia
Somalia's Shebab claims to have killed 7 African Union soldiers in an ambush attack in Lower Shabelle – Radio Andulus Somalia
Proposed no-confidence motion against the speaker of Parliament has "failed" to get enough support after 16 signatories reversed their decision leaving proponents with 91 signatures, 1 short of the required number - MPs.
A 100+ Somali MPs signed up a motion of no-confidence in the speaker of Lower House of Parliament Mohamed Osman Jawari - multiple sources. MPs accused Jawari of impeding constitutional review process, power abuse and suppressing opinions of lawmakers; Jawari says move is illegal.
Photos: Pres @M_Farmaajo observes graduation of about 600 Darawish paramilitary forces. Mogadishu
4 month ago
Reports of clashes between Al-Shabab and Somali regional forces in two separate zones: At least 5 regional forces and 4 militants died in clashes east of Huddur, Bakool region. Separately 4 militants killed during fighting w security forces in Sanguni, Lower Jubba, 1 killed as well.
President @M_Farmaajo has reportedly "moved into" the Ministry of Defense where army restructuring efforts are taking place. The MoD has as many as 27 sub-departments with some doing overlapping tasks; admin officer was fired only to be reappointed by a different officer, sources say
Somaliland parliament denounces Somali federal parliament's decision to nullify port deals with DP World. Somaliland parliament says move is "belligerent and illegal", reiterates support for the tripartite deal. Somaliland parliament warns move could destabilise region
Somali national army radio is reporting that security forces have 'killed' son of Al-Shabab leader identified as "Hassan Ahmed Abu Ubaidah" in an operation in Lower Shabelle region last night, no indecent confirmation yet
Somali parliament decides to prevent the company of ports Dubai to work in Somalia
Six Govt soldiers killed one injured in a powerful remote-controlled IED explosion near Mogadishu, Saturday: Security sources
Somali president @M_Farmaajo to pay a state visit to Qatar, amid strained Somalia - UAE relations. Somalia
Somali regional politicians including a regional minister killed in roadside explosion near Wanlweyn town about 90kms west of Mogadishu: sources
Terrorist and criminal/drug trafficker often the same thing in parts of Africa "They call themselves terrorist groups but to a large degree they're heavily involved in criminal activitiesweapons, people, drugs" per @USAfricaCommand's Gen Waldhauser
Islamic State claims assassination of intelligence officer at #Afgooye
Al-Shabab briefly captured the agricultural town of Bal'ad, Friday, Mayor Qasim Ali Nur tells @voasomali that govt sent additional forces to defend town but residents fear, militants made threatening phone calls ordering businesses to pay taxes and deliver to a forest nearby
A plane carrying Somali prisoners (pirates) has landed at Aden Adde airport in Mogadishu. The pirates had been held in multiple jails in India
4 South African army instructors #SouthAfrica were killed in attack on #Afgooye according to Harakat #AlShabaab Al-Mujahideen
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