U.S. Statement on Situation in Somalia

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22 September 2018
3 month ago
One U.S. special operations soldier was killed and four U.S. service members wounded in an "enemy attack" on Friday in Somalia
U.S. Statement on Situation in Somalia
Joint US-African force attacked by alShabab north of Kismayo Somalia, confirms US military official. Possible casualties.
Kenya police warned possible Al-Shabab attacks on key locations in Wajir, Mandera and Garissa, say they have deployed resources to confront such attacks.
3 month ago
Somalia: Deadly clash kills 4 soldiers near Baidoa
3 month ago
Three Somali Govt forces died following overnight Al-Shabab attack on Daynuunay military barracks, 20km east of Baidoa; there are reports intermittent exchange of gunfire is still taking place between the sides: Security Source
In the aftermath of Garissa explosion. Kenya. Somalia
At least 5 Kenyan soldiers killed, 3 others injured after their vehicle was hit by roadside bomb in Liboi, Garissa county, near Somalia border - Media reports. Kenya.
Al-Shabab is sending fake defectors to the Somali defectors program with a plan to kill officials, collect info and threaten genuine defectors. Within the last month alone, two fake defectors killed soldiers and rejoined the group
3 month ago
Suicide bombers kill 10 in attack on mosque in southeastern Niger
Video: Al-Shabab fighter Ibrahim Mohamed was captured near Bardhere earlier today by Govt forces.3 month ago
Video: Al-Shabab fighter Ibrahim Mohamed was captured near Bardhere earlier today by Govt forces.
3 month ago
AFRICOM says it has conducted yet another airstrike in Somalia, killing 27 Shabab fighters
3 month ago
Leading scholar shot dead in Bardhere town tonight shortly after he left a Mosque where he prayed Ramadan's tarawih prayers; two assailants armed with pistols escaped from the scene: Residents
[email protected]: "US Forces conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab militants approximately 30 miles southwest of Mogadishu, Somalia, on May 31, killing twelve militants"
Youth leader Abdiweli Mohamed shot dead in Mogadishu after he was accosted by unknown gunmen at Iftaar time. 13 assassinations in the capital since the start of Ramadan. Somalia
Talks between Kenya, Somali leaders underway in the 2nd day of @M_Farmaajo's visit to Kenya. Main items on the agenda - border security, AMISOM, charcoal and trade. 2 sides reportedly agreed to form a joint team to look into concerns by Somalia on construction of Kenya border fence
Kenya Official Statement: Warning of Increased alShabaab presence in the border are with Somalia
Kenya says number of Al-Shabab fighters along border with Somalia is "on the rise"; says some are trying to cross into Kenya. According to the statement a group of Al-Shabab militants led by operational commander Sharif Layn Kulul may be planning attacks in Kenya
3 month ago
Two journalists and protesters arrested in Laasaanood town and two TV channels shut down
3 Al-Shabab militants sentenced to death by a military court for their role in the attack on Hotel Nasa Hablod2 on October 28 last year. The trio Farhan Mohamed Samatar, Abdinasir Dhaqane Hassan and Abdshir Mohamed Haji were overpowered and arrested as they tried to escape the scene.
Security forces in Mogadishu captured two suspected militant assassins after exchanging gunfire in Waberi district; both suspects were carrying pistols, one of them is wounded in the operation. A civilian bystander was killed after being caught in the fire, source.
3 month ago
A regional Govt soldier was killed 4 others including civilians injured in a fresh overnight attack by pro-Islamic State militants in Anjel village, Bari region of NE Somalia, security officials. Last Oct IS militants attacked the same village killing a mother and son
3 month ago
Somalia: Isis claims to have killed 1 Somali soldier and wounded 2 others with an IED near Qandala.
3 month ago
Somaliland authorities arrest demonstrators, journalists covering protest
3 month ago
Suspected Islamists behead 10 in Mozambique - local sources
Parliamentary staffer has been shot dead near Shaqaalaha junction in Mogadishu a short while ago: Reports
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo sacks Chief Justice Ibrahim Idle Suleiman; appoints Bashe Yusuf Ahmed as his replacement: statement
3 month ago
Another Somali businessman is murdered near Pretoria, South Africa, overnight. The man has been identified as Khalif Mohamed Jimale
4 month ago
Fighting between Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region and breakaway Somaliland has killed dozens of soldiers, according to a witness and a military commander who spoke of a “hellish” outbreak of violence
U.S. military says 10 Al-Shabab militants killed in new airstrike outside Mogadishu: statement4 month ago
U.S. military says 10 Al-Shabab militants killed in new airstrike outside Mogadishu: statement
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