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

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20 September 2018
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
Harakat #AlShabaab Al-Mujahidin (#AQ) announces it has destroyed 17 vehicles and killed 23 AMISOM troops during its successful assault on #Balcad #Somalie
Somaliland Info Minister Abdirahman Guri-Barwaqo responds to @SomaliPM's rejection of Berbera port deal. Guri-Barwaqo says Somaliland has right to enter agreements, says Berbera port deal was signed Somali PM was in UAE
Troop contributing countries say the reduction of AMISOM forces has undermined capacity of the AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia; call for restoration of troop strength to previous levels. AMISOM withdrew 1,000 soldiers from Somalia late last year
@SomaliPM states that Somali govt was neither consulted nor involved in the Berbera port agreement (between DP World, Somaliland, and Ethiopia). Khaire says govt is opposed to the deal and he opens the door for the possibility of taking legal action.
Somali troops and Amisom forces have retaken Bal'ad town following the withdrawal of Al Shabab militants
Sustained gunfire and smoke have been reported in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso
6 month ago
Somali official says KDF troops have destroyed @HormuudLtd Tower in Dhamase village, Gedo region last night
At least two govt soldiers were killed six others injured after suicide VBIED hit a Somali military camp in Afgoye. Soldiers at the gate told commanders that the vehicle was loaded with goats to conceal its intention
6 month ago
Al Shabab suicide attack hits a Somali military base outside Mogadishu on Friday, no immediate comments on the casualties. Al Shabab has claimed the responsibility for the attack
Gunfire could be heard parts of the Somaliland Balcad town according to residents
A resident living in Bal'ad town has told that Al Shabab militants can be seen everywhere in the city including the residential house of governor Kasim Furdug.
The Somali govt has rejected yesterday's agreement signed between UAE's DP World, Somaliland and Ethiopia, and declared it "null and void". Govt says agreement is contrary to the unity of Somalia and is in violation of the Somali constitution: statement
Al Shabab militants recaptures a key town Bal'ad in Middle Shabelle province following fierce fighting
Alshabaab attack on Somali military camp in Afgoye, the attack started a suicide explosion
Suicide car bomber targets Somali military camp in Afgoye, casualties feared. Early reports indicate that a suicide bomber driving a Toyota Noah car hit the camp used by Somali troops trained by the United Arab Emirates
Al-Shabab fighters "entered" Bal'ad town following a surprise mid-morning attack on the strategic town which sits just 30km north of Mogadishu: Reports
Reuters: A car bomb attack on a military base in Somalia
The federal govt of Somalia says reported tripartite agreement over Berbera port is "null and void". In a statement, the Ministry of Ports and Marine Transport says Somali govt was not part to the agreement and has not assigned any representative to act on its behalf
Al Shabaab kill five police in northeast Kenya, official says
Somali govt denied that AlShabaab killed 20 soldiers in the blast at Mogadishu's Siinka dheer check point, And it confrim the death of two people among them one soldier.
At least eight explosions believed to be caused by mortar shelling just heard around Mogadishu Stadium in Wardhigley district
A suicide bomber hits a security checkpoint in Arbiska village, outside Mogadishu on Thursday morning. Two civilians and a soldier are reported to have wounded in the blast-Sources.
Suicide car bomb in Mogadishu leaves casualties - police
13 suspects nabbed in new security sweep in Beledweyne town; security forces have also seized weapons and materials such nails, needles and other metalic objects which can be used for making explosives: officials
6 month ago
Somali troops in overnight raid on Al-Shabab controlled town of Moqokori destroying three vehicles; troops have since returned to their base: Deputy of Hiran forces Col Isak Idris Osman tells
Security forces in Mogadishu are on high alert after they were informed that a car packed with explosives heading to on Maka AlMukarama road and some of the govt offices. An official said he is wondering how and why the car managed to pass through the city. Local media
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