16 September 2021
Suspected probing attacks reported in the vicinities of Jowhar town and Haji Ali of Middle Shabelle. Al-Shabaab militants are believed to be behind these attacks. Haji Ali is a village to the north of Adalle town. Somali troops and AU forces from Burundi operate in the region
The 37th PLA Navy fleet, composed of the guided-missile destroyer Changsha, guided-missile frigate Yulin, and comprehensive supply ship Honghu took over the escort mission from the 36th escort task force in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia on Sun7 month ago
The 37th PLA Navy fleet, composed of the guided-missile destroyer Changsha, guided-missile frigate Yulin, and comprehensive supply ship Honghu took over the escort mission from the 36th escort task force in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia on Sun
7 month ago
At least 7 people were killed in this confrontation between government forces and Al-Shabaab in Doonka area on Tuesday. Two charcoal truck drivers are among the victims. Three charcoal trucks have reportedly overturned as they attempted to escape the militants
2 Mandera police officers injured in border shooting
7 month ago
Key Somali leaders are gathering in Dhusamareb for a new round of talks to end political stalemate over elections. @M_Farmaajo, @MohamedHRoble, 5 regional leaders and the governor of Banadir will try to find solution to dispute over electoral committees and the situation of Gedo
7 month ago
Somali security forces say they have conducted an operation outside Dhusamareb town in which three militants were killed and one was captured. The militants are suspected to be behind the firing of mortars into Dhusamareb last night
2 Mandera police officers injured in border shooting
Kenya and Somalia troops exchange gunfire along the border. At least 2 Kenyan military officers reportedly killed/wounded
MP and former security minister @AbdirizakOm says a security alert of a potential Al-Shabaab attack in the next 72 hours was received prior to Sunday's hotel raid by the militant group
The death toll rises to 9 in the Mogadishu attack, which was attributed to Al-Shabaab
Police in #Somalia end hours long siege on Afrik Hotel, four attackers carried out the attack among them a suicide bomber. Five people killed including a war veteran, General Mohamed Nur Galaal. Authorities say Al-Shabaab has been degraded militarily through ground, air attacks
Statement by the Somali govt on the conclusion of security operation against Al-Shabaab militants at AfrikHotel. 5 people were killed including retired army general Mohamed Nur Galal. Security forces shot dead 3 attackers. A 4th militant blew himself up in the initial bombing
Retired army General Mohamed Nur Galaal killed in Al-Shabaab attack on Afrik Hotel - MP. A well known army officer, Gen Galal was briefly appointed Defense Minister under Pres Ali Mahdi's govt in 1991. He also became army commander under Pres Abdulqasim Salad's govt
Somali security sources: 3 people were killed in the attack on a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu
Mogadishu: An official said he heard at least six people were killed, 14 injured in the ongoing attack. This is just one source
Mogadishu: There is an intense barrage of gunfire being heard from inside the Hotel right now
Video: This is the road from K-4 to the airport tonight. Gunfire can be heard in the background as security forces battle Al-Shabaab inside AfrikHotel. Police are asking people to stop live-streaming from the scene to avoid compromising safety of security forces and residents
The Somali police say they have rescued all the officials stuck inside the "Afrique" hotel after the Al-Shabaab attack
Heavy fighting is ongoing as hotel Afrik in Mogadishu is under siege after gunmen stormed into the building following an AlShabaab suicide car bomb explosion
A suspected suicide car bomb exploded near a checkpoint in Somalia's flag-soflag-so capital Mogadishu on Sunday, witnesses said, followed by gunfire around a nearby hotel. Qaeda affiliated Al Shabaab just claimed responsibility for the attack
One of the most popular hotels in the city, "Hotel Afrik", located near the airport in Mogadishu, was attacked. There was an explosion near the hotel. Gunshots are rising inside and around the hotel. - Local resources
Loud explosion heard near popular hotel on airport road in Mogadishu as heavy exchange of gunfire is ongoing
Huge explosion around Mogadishu's KM4 and airport checkpoint. Somalia
Somalia: 8 children were reportedly killed in an unexploded ordnance blast believed to be a landmine in the town of Golweyn, outside the coastal town of Marka in Somalia's Lower Shabelle province
7 month ago
President @M_Farmaajo has called for a meeting with the five regional leaders and Banadir governor in Dhusamareb, to take place from Feb 1-3, 2021. @M_Farmaajo said he will speak to a joint session of the parliament on Feb 5 to brief them about the elections - statement
7 month ago
Al-Shabaab IED kills two hyenas in Northeastern Kenya
The Presidential Palace announced that @M_Farmaajo signed a Lower House resolution allocating 13 seats to Mogadishu in the Upper House.Move could raise legal Qs as the Upper House didn't approve it. Some legal experts argue the measure can only become law when both Houses approve
7 month ago
Reports from Middle Shabelle region say number of government soldiers died in two attacks in Gololey area, north of Bal'ad town on Wednesday. Nearly 10 soldiers were killed in ambush and subsequent IED explosion accounting sources
Defence Secretary @BWallaceMP travelled to Mogadishu today and met Somali president @M_Farmaajo. The pair discussed security cooperation and Britain's efforts to help Somalia build its armed forces to take the fight to Al Shabaab and other terror groups
AU Commissioner Moussa Faki Mahamat urges Somalia and Kenya to exercise restraint, engage in dialogue following renewed tension at the border. Somali accused Kenya of arming "rebels" who attacked Beled Hawo town on Monday, but Kenya argued fighting was between two Somali sides
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