U.S. military service member wounded in Somalia during attack by al-Qaeda linked fighters using a car bomb and mortar fire: statement

Map. History of Somalia conflict

27 September 2020
2 week ago
[email protected] spokesman Colonel Chris Karns tells VOA that one US soldier injured in Al-Shabaab attack in Jana Abdalle area, 60 km northwest of Kismayo, Somalia on Monday. Al Shabaab claims it has killed 4 US soldiers and 16 Somali soldiers trained by the US
2 week ago
U.S. military service member wounded in Somalia during attack by al-Qaeda linked fighters using a car bomb and mortar fire: statement
2 week ago
A Somali official: 3 wounded, including an American officer, in a car bomb explosion
2 week ago
Two members of the Somali special forces were killed in a car explosion in the south of the country
2 week ago
Massive explosion believed to be a car bomb targets US, Kenyan and Somali troops at Jana Abdalle village about 60km Northwest of the Somali coastal city of Kismayo. Intense small arms fire also reported, casualties feared - Attack is ongoing, per local reports
2 week ago
Two local journalists named Khadar Awl Ismail and Abdiqani Ahmed Mohamed (Fantastic) have been arrested at Puntland's Court of First Instance for reporting on a case of a woman who was allegedly raped and murdered, media reported. Somalia
Two people were wounded when a planted roadside bomb exploded near Mogadishu's Sayid junction tonight. Somalia
Al-Shabab, unsurprisingly, claimed that recent clashes around Ba'adweyne in Mudug were with government militia and not, as @HarunMaruf reports, with local villagers resistant to the insurgent group's forced recruitment and seizure of weapons3 week ago
Al-Shabab, unsurprisingly, claimed that recent clashes around Ba'adweyne in Mudug were with "government militia" and not, as @HarunMaruf reports, with local villagers resistant to the insurgent group's forced recruitment and seizure of weapons
At least 12 people were killed in a confrontation between al Shabaab and armed villagers near Ba'adweyn village in Mudug region on Friday. AlShabaab claims to have killed and wounded 8 others during the fighting but multiple sources saying that both sides suffered casualties
US AFRICOM: Al-Shabaab: the nature of this enemy --- This Al-Qaeda aligned terrorist organization increasingly employs lies, engages in criminal acts & blends into communities to create fear & intimidate local populations. - Colonel Karns, director of public affairs3 week ago
US AFRICOM: Al-Shabaab: the nature of this enemy --- "This Al-Qaeda aligned terrorist organization increasingly employs lies, engages in criminal acts & blends into communities to create fear & intimidate local populations." - Colonel Karns, director of public affairs
Turkish military: "in the scope of the Military Financial Cooperation between Turkey and Somalia, 12 mine-resistant armored personnel carriers KİRPİ, were handed over to Somali authorities in Mogadishu harbor."
US AFRICOM says it has killed a senior al-Shabaab leader in an airstrike near Saakow. Somalia
Al-Shabaab is claiming to have wounded an American soldier and killed 4 Somali SOF soldiers in twin bombings southwest of Mogadishu. Somalia1 month ago
Al-Shabaab is claiming to have wounded an American soldier and killed 4 Somali SOF soldiers in twin bombings southwest of Mogadishu. Somalia
Somalia Mogadishu: TURKSOM The Turkish Defense Ministry delivered 12 bullet-proof 4x4 drive vehicles to the Somali Chief of Staff as part of a financial and military cooperation agreement between the two countries to help strengthen SNA
Somaliland electoral Commission and the three political parties( Kulmiye, Waddani, Ucid) have agreed elections to be held within nine months
Reports: Mogadishu's Yaqshid district commissioner Muse Gesey survives a bomb blast in the vicinity of Engineer Yarisow stadium. A civilian woman was killed in the explosion. Gesey and other officials were planing to attend a football game at the stadium later today
1 month ago
Officials confirmed to the local media that 10 al Shabaab fighters have been killed while three others captured alive in an operation conducted by Puntland special forces in Habar Hunbulo valley in Almadow mountains in Bari region on Friday. Somalia
1 month ago
The US military conducted an airstrike that killed an al Shabaab member terrorist in the vicinity of Kurtun Warey, Somalia, Thursday. The target "was making preparations to emplace Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on a public road," according to @USAfricaCommand
1 month ago
Puntland officials have confirmed that six Somali pirates have hijacked a Panama-flagged ship on Wednesday night. The ship was traveling from the UAE to Mogadishu. The number and nationality of the crew were unclear but discussions were underway to free them. Somalia
Somalia expels the country director of @CARE for "meddling in politics
At least two people were killed in IED explosion outside the entrance of stadium in Beledweyne town on Tuesday. Somalia
Statement by the Federal Government of Somalia on Taiwan's representative office in Somaliland1 month ago
Statement by the Federal Government of Somalia on Taiwan's representative office in Somaliland
Two men were executed in Baidoa town in Southwest Somalia after they were accused of kidnapping & gang rapping a 9 years old boy to death. The act ignited public anger. The two confessed the accusations at a court in Baidoa and they were executed by a firing squad1 month ago
Two men were executed in Baidoa town in Southwest Somalia after they were accused of kidnapping & gang rapping a 9 years old boy to death. The act ignited public anger. The two confessed the accusations at a court in Baidoa and they were executed by a firing squad
Multiple casualties reported following a suspected IED explosion at a busy market in the town of Beled Hawo, Gedo region, Monday - residents
Somali special forces said they have ended a 4 hours of Al Shabaab attack on Elite Hotel in Mogadishu, govt officials didn't reveal the casualties but local media reported that more than 10 people were killed, nearly 40 others wounded
Acting education minister Abdullahi Godah Barre safe after a roadside explosion targeted his convoy between Beled Hawo and Dolow towns in Gedo region, Sunday. The minister along with MPs have been visiting the region to launch projects - reports
At least 10 people were killed, 29 more wounded when gunmen stormed a beachfront hotel in Somalia's capital,. Mogadishu after a suicide car bomb explosion. With dozens trapped inside Elite hotel as rescue operation started
Gunmen have stormed a beachfront hotel in Mogadishu. The attackers entered the Elite hotel after setting off a car bomb at the gate outside, witnesses said. The hotel is one of the latest hotels opened in the city. Somalia
At least two Al Shabaab fighters have been shot dead by security forces, according to the spokesperson for the Somali Ministry of Information
At least five dead, 28 wounded and several hostages in an assault by armed men on a hotel in Mogadishu
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