Latest reports from Bal'ad area say Govt troops are making progress in launching counter-offensive against Al-Shabaab militants who entered the town earlier. Troops crossed the bridge and are in town but AS are still suspected to be hiding in parts of the town - source.

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Latest reports from Bal'ad area say Govt troops are making progress in launching counter-offensive against Al-Shabaab militants who entered the town earlier. Troops crossed the bridge and are in town but AS are still suspected to be hiding in parts of the town - source.
Bal'ad town under attack from Al-Shabaab militants, according to a resident. There are reports that Al-Shabaab may have entered the town. Government troops closer to the bridge - source.
Reports of a sustained shooting in the vicinity of Bal'ad town, 30km north of Mogadishu.
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10 killed in tribal clashes in southern Somalia
2 month ago
Top Al-Shabaab commander killed in a clash b/w the group and the residents of Yaaqbar Weyne in Lower Shabelle. He was identified as Gar-Gadud who was in charge for Walan-weyn and collecting so-called taxes from over 40 villages in Lower Shabelle to fund its violent campaign.
Roadside bomb explosion hits African Union troops' convoy near Bal'ad town. It is unclear how many were killed or injured in the attack
Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. target al-Shabaab militants2 month ago
Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. target al-Shabaab militants
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The US conducted "a collective self-defense airstrike in the vicinity of Malayle, Lower Juba Region, Somalia," Wednesday after Somali National Security Forces were attacked by militants. US troops were not present. The airstrike killed 3 militants according to @USAfricaCommand
Explosion heard in Mogadishu
2 month ago
Deadly Explosion has been reported Gofgudud Burey village, about 30Km West of Baidoa town in Somalia's Bay region, Initial reports say At least 8 people killed and several others injured in this IED attack.
U.S., Federal Government of Somalia target al-Shabaab militants
2 month ago
A prominent traditional elder identified as Bashir Muse Koonte has been shot dead inside a mosque in the coastal town of Bosaso of Puntland regional state. On Feb Paul Anthony Formosa, who was the construction project manager for PandO Ports was killed near Bosaso port.
At least 5 people killed when a car bomb exploded in the center of Mogadishu
At least 2 people killed, 2 others injured when car bomb exploded near presidential palace in Somali capital Mogadishu.
Massive car bomb blast rocks National Theater near Villa Somalia Mogadishu
2 month ago
Deaths reported after an air strike hit AlShabaab base in Somalia
Somalia president Farmaajo and Ethiopian PM Abiy in Nairobi to meet President Kenyatta 3 weeks after Nairobi-Mogadishu dispute over maritime border.
Ethiopia's PM Abiy Ahmed seeks to mediate Somalia and Kenya over oil blocks row, amid strained relations. President @M_Farmaajo was invited to Addis Ababa.
Police officer shot dead an elderly woman from nearby internal displaced camp queuing for cash aid distribution near Shamo Hotel in Mogadishu's Wadajir district on Monday.
IS claims assassination of "First Lieutenant and Army Coach" at Howl Wadaag Beledweyne
Somali Foreign Minister calls on the OIC Member States to support debt cancellation.
2 month ago
Deputy chairman of Garasbaley social affairs Abudllahi a Abdi Mohamed survives landmine explosion in Garasbaley area west the of Mogadishu. The chairman confirmed that three civilians were wounded in the explosion and he is unhurt.
Galmudug president, Ahmed Du'alle Geelle Haaf accuses @TheVillaSomalia of igniting war against his state after troops seized regional HQ in Adado.2 month ago
Galmudug president, Ahmed Du'alle Geelle Haaf accuses @TheVillaSomalia of "igniting" war against his state after troops seized regional HQ in Adado.
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Somalia's Puntland regional administrative court has sentenced 5 rapists to death for gang rape of 12 year old girl that sparked angry demonstrations in GalKayo town. The sentenced men abducted ,raped and murdered a young 12 year old girl
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Al-Shabaab retake a strategic town in southwestern Gedo region after withdrawal of Kenyan troops. KDF captured Fahfahdun in 2012.
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At least two soldiers injured in explosion in Baladweyne town, some 335km north of Mogadishu
The moment U.S.-trained Somali special forces known as Alpha Group tookover the operation to end the siege just before 3pm local time. This was the longest it has taken any Somali security force to overcome complex Al-Shabaab attack.
Mogadishu: Standoff continues between security forces and the remaining Al-Shabaab militant(s) inside a building at Maka Al-Mukarama road. Govt media is reporting that security forces shot dead three of the attackers.
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