31 July 2021
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Latest following Al-Shabaab prison raid in Puntland: -Militants used complex attack -Sources told local reporters militants entered the prison -AS claims releasing 400 inmates, but no independent corroboration yet. -Puntland says some inmates may have escaped, some re-arrested
4 month ago
Somalia: Al Shabab said its fighters released detainees from the prison during the attack in Bosaso in the Bari region of Puntland. There would be victims
4 month ago
Al-Shabab attack on AMISOM & SNA military base locations in Hudur Somalia
Delayed opposition rally will take place on Saturday March 6, Somali officials have announced following a meeting between @MohamedHRoble and main presidential candidates. A six-member organising committee from the federal government and opposition has been appointed
Somali PM to meet with opposition leaders for the 2nd time in 5 days. Last Thursday's deal eased tensions after the govt expressed regret over recent violence, promised to allow right to protest in return for the opposition to delay their planned rally for up to 10 days
USSOCOM C146A Wolfhound 10-3026 tracking over Somalia5 month ago
USSOCOM C146A Wolfhound 10-3026 tracking over Somalia
5 month ago
An attack by Al-Shabaab fighters on a military base of the Ethiopian forces in the city of Helgen, Hiran state, central Somalia
At least two bodyguards of General Abas Amin Ali, the deputy chief of SNA were killed in a landmine attack that occurred near Hamar boarding school in Mogadishu's Hodan district on Sunday morning. No group claimed the responsibility for the attack
There are casualties following IED explosion in Mogadishu. According to a source, the IED appeared to have targeted a senior military officer's convoy heading towards the Ministry of Defense. The officer has survived but some of the soldiers with him got hurt, per source
Bomb targets vehicles carrying military personnel in Somali capital Mogadishu
Reports of an explosion from suspected IED in Hodan district, near the former embassy building of Turkey, Mogadishu
Witnesses in Mogadishu say security forces have intercepted a vehicle suspected to be filled with explosives at the airport road; public have been told to avoid the area. (Footage of the suspected vehicle taken by a witness)
Villa Somalia has reported that @M_Farmaajo also welcomed the truce reached over upcoming opposition really and last week's violence. This deal only covers recent events in Mogadishu, differences between the sides over election management still remains unresolved, per observers
Tomorrow's planned opposition rally "postponed" after the federal government officially expressed regret over last week's violence in Mogadishu and agreed appointment of a committee to investigate the incident. The new rally will take place in 10 days
Somalia FM Mohamed Abdirizak says he tested positive for Covid-19, and has quarantined for 8 days, state media. @MinisterMOFA expressed opposition to holding a rally in Mogadishu in light of recent spike of Covid cases. Opposition leaders say they plan to hold a rally on Feb 26
The police thwarted a suicide attack on a shopping mall in central Mogadishu
At least one police officer wounded in an explosion in Hamarweyne. One account says public tipped police about a man wearing a suicide vest, prompting a chase followed by explosion. A 2nd account says the man threw the vest at police while running. Police say attack is foiled
Reports of an explosion close to Hamarweynr district police station, Mogadishu
On The Trail of Militants: Two suspected militants arrested with an AK 47 riffle and over 100 rounds of ammunition in Isiolo county
At the UNSC meeting on Somalia, SRSG James Swan warns that growing political tensions threaten Somalia's state building progress, and even security. Swan reiterated that there should be no partial elections, no parallel processes and no unilateral actions by Somali leaders
Puntland police in Bosaso detained journalist Ahmed Botan Arab, a hours after he asked the Public for their views on Prez Deni's speech. Somalia5 month ago
Puntland police in Bosaso detained journalist Ahmed Botan Arab, a hours after he asked the Public for their views on Prez Deni's speech. Somalia
The Union of Candidates in Somalia accuses the president and his allies of obstructing free elections
Opposition leaders say Govt wants them assassinated Govt says opposition wanted armed insurrection. Jubaland wants @M_Farmaajo out of election process And in a tell-all speech, Puntland leader says @M_Farmaajo intends to cling to power by force
The Somali govt criticised contents of a statement made by the UAE on Mogadishu violence on Friday, asked UAE to explain "offensive" remarks and apologise for the "error". The letter referred to "excessive use of force" and described Somali govt as "interim government"
Former two-time Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke calls for an independent fact-finding commission to investigate the violence in Mogadishu on Feb 19
The Gulf Cooperation Council calls for calm in Somalia and for resolving differences by peaceful means
Ambulance workers in Mogadishu say government military blocked them from attending to victims wounded in Friday's gunfire
Somali military sources: 4 killed and 7 wounded in clashes between security forces and the guards of the opposition presidential candidate coalition
UN in Somalia says "deeply concerned" by last night's armed clashes in Mogadishu and shooting today; calls for calm and restraint; says clashes underscore urgent need for Federal Government and Federal Member State leaders to come together to reach political agreement
Additional footage of gunfire in Mogadishu this morning
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