Map. History of Somalia conflict

18 May 2021
U.S. military launched two airstrikes New Year's Day to destroy compounds in southern Somalia used by al-Qaeda linked Shabab fighters: Africa Command
3 dead and 10 injured in an attack in the southern suburbs of the Somali capital, Mogadishu
Four missiles hit Al-Furqan Radio in Kunya-barrow, all staff is safe, per the station statement. The target was not Andalus radio
Hearing there are casualties as a result of suicide bombing targeting workers at Afgoye road construction project which is funded by Qatar, implemented by a Turkish firm. There are different accounts on whether the bomber used a VBIED, motorcycle or was wearing a a suicide vest
Suspected suicide bombing has been reported in the vicinity of Hawa Abdi area, between Mogadishu and Afgoye town, early Saturday morning. Early reports say the attacker targeted road construction workers
U.S. officials say the aircraft carrier Nimitz, which is off the coast of Somalia, is expected to head back to its home port. The Nimitz was recently in the Middle East and some officials see the move as a de-escalatory ahead of the Jan 3 anniversary of the Soleimani killing
Shine Moalim Nurow, Bakol governor says SNA and Southwest state forces kill 13 militants during offensive against Al-Shabab base in Ban-Marer, 50kms away from Hudur town, south of Somalia on Tuesday. He confirmed Several soldiers perished in the counter-terrorism operation4 month ago
Shine Moalim Nurow, Bakol governor says SNA and Southwest state forces kill 13 militants during offensive against Al-Shabab base in Ban-Marer, 50kms away from Hudur town, south of Somalia on Tuesday. He confirmed Several soldiers perished in the counter-terrorism operation
IED attack targeting an elder was reported. One guard killed.
One guard was killed another injured in an explosion in Kaaraan district of Mogadishu, reports. The explosion targeted a vehicle belonging to an activist who was not in the car at the time
Explosion heard in Mogadishu
Reports from Lower Jubba region say as many as nine people were killed in a landmine explosion on Monday. The incident occurred near the town of Taabto, northeast of Dhobley when the explosion hit their vehicle . The victims include an infant4 month ago
Reports from Lower Jubba region say as many as nine people were killed in a landmine explosion on Monday. The incident occurred near the town of Taabto, northeast of Dhobley when the explosion hit their vehicle . The victims include an infant
Six civilians were killed when a vehicle they were traveling in hit a landmine explosion on Monday evening. Residents confirmed that the victims were traveling on Dhobley-Tabta road in Afmadow district
Four plain-clothed agents shot dead in Mogadishu; Al-Shabaab claims responsibility
4 month ago
Four Al Shabaab suspected militants were killed in an operation carried by KDF Special Forces in Boni Forest, Lamu. No word from the group over the claims
Somalia: Opposition leader and former president @HESharifShAhmed says the man who fired at protesters, pointed a pistol at civilians at a busy junction in Mogadishu on Friday is a soldier, urges federal govt leaders to hold him accountable
Video circulating shows a plain-clothed man armed with a pistol firing at the busy Banadir junction, Mogadishu, Dec 25. The man is also seen pointing the pistol directly at civilians. It's unclear what led to the shooting. Federal govt yet to comment on identity of the shooter
In an undated video, a man armed with a pistol is seen firing in a public place in Mogadishu. The man is also seen pointing the pistol directly at civilians. This happened at Banadir junction today, per sources. Gunman is allegedly a plain-clothed agent. No comment yet from Govt
4 month ago
US AFRICOM: The strike damaged a compound of Al-Shabaab near Sako, Somalia
4 month ago
US AFRICOM announces the launch of an air strike on the headquarters of Al-Shabaab movement near Sako in Somalia
The US military conducted new airstrike targeting an Al-Shabaab compound in the vicinity of Saakow, Dec 24. It's the 51st strike in Somalia this year and the 196th since 2017, killing about 1,000 Al-Shabaab fighters, per ⁦@USAfricaCommand⁩
U.S. Africa Command says it launched an airstrike in Somalia on Christmas Eve that 'damaged' an al-Qaeda linked Shabab compound near Saakow sending fighters fleeing and 'thwarting nefarious activity.' U.S. military continues to move forces out of war-torn country
Would-be Al-Shabaab suicide bomber sentenced to life by a Mogadishu military court. Hassan Abdullahi Aden was arrested on June 7, 2020. On Wednesday the court found him guilty of planning to blow himself up at Mogadishu's national theatre
Militias led by "defected" military commander kill three police officers in northern Mogadishu, Dalsan reports. There was no immediate response from army chief Gen. Odawaa Yusuf Rage
Somalia's opposition presidential candidates have condemned new electoral timetable announced by the disputed electoral committee; accuse @M_Farmaajo of ignoring calls to reach agreement over election impasse; urged stakeholders to recognise @M_Farmaajo as "spoiler" - statement
Ahead of troop repositioning, @USAfricaCommand assures continued support to Somalia in developing troops & conducting strikes against Shabaab.
USA: USS Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group arrives off the coast of Somalia for the relocation of forces in Somalia to other sites of operations in East Africa4 month ago
USA: USS Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group arrives off the coast of Somalia for the relocation of forces in Somalia to other sites of operations in East Africa
4 month ago
USS Makin Island ARG/15th MEU has arrived off Somalia Coast-It includes amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island & amphib transport dock ships USS San Diego & USS Somerset- they'll conduct maritime security ops with USS Hershel "Woody" Williams, per @USAfricaCommand
Wajir assistant chief killed by suspected Al Shabaab militants, head dumped on the road
4 month ago
U.S. Aircraft Carrier, 2,500 Marines Off the Coast of Somalia as Pentagon Repositions Forces
4 month ago
Police have recovered part of the body of an Assistant Chief who was abducted by suspected Al Shabaab militants on Friday. The head of Omar Adan Buul, Assistant Chief for Gumarey Sub Location in Wajir, was found on Monday by herders between Khorof Harar and Konton
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