Map. History of Somalia conflict

8 May 2021
Today is D-Day for the Somali parliament. What you need to know: *Lower House MPs to debate motion on "national elections" *The motion can be proposed by about a dozen MP signatories *Session needs 139 lawmakers to form a quorum *The motion can be passed in a simple majority
Somalia's Minister of Defense Hassan Hussein Haji meets with senior officials from @US2SOMaliA. The meeting focused on strengthening ties between the two sides & enhance security cooperation in the fight against the militant group Al-shabaab
Military courts prosecutor says the killing of Mogadishu's Hodan district commissioner Abdihakim Dhagajuun, in Jan. was "intentional". The Govt arrested members of the security forces including officers for the shooting death of Abdihakim Dhagajuun; charges to be filed tomorrow
Foreign diplomats working in Somalia say they are alarmed by public officials making statements suggesting election talks are not making progress; urged the county's leaders to return to the talks immediately to reach agreement
Puntland leader @SaidAbdullahiDe alleges Federal Info Minister Osman Abukar Dubbe was wearing different clothes at today's meeting; suggests the statement was pre-recorded. In the statement Dubbe says leaders of Puntland and Jubaland do not want elections based on Sept 17 deal
1 month ago
AlShabaab fighters have been reportedly ambushed a convoy of Ethiopian troops serving under AMISOM in the outskirt of Hudur town in Somalia's Bakol region. Casualties reported
1 month ago
A number of Somali forces were killed and wounded in an attack by Al-Shabaab fighters on a military base of the forces in the town of Qalmo in the central state of Shabelle in southern Somalia.
Security forces in Southwest shot and killed two Al-Shabaab militants suspected of planting IED at Qansahdhere town airport, Sunday. One AK47, a pistol were recovered, IED detonated. Authorities released names of the 2 men one of whom was linked with AS's besiegement of the town1 month ago
Security forces in Southwest shot and killed two Al-Shabaab militants suspected of planting IED at Qansahdhere town airport, Sunday. One AK47, a pistol were recovered, IED detonated. Authorities released names of the 2 men one of whom was linked with AS's besiegement of the town
IS in Somalia claim to have employed a parked VBIED as part of an attack against government forces near Bosaso, N. Somalia1 month ago
IS in Somalia claim to have employed a parked VBIED as part of an attack against government forces near Bosaso, N. Somalia
1 month ago
Army chief Brigadier Gen. Odawaa Yusuf Rageh tells 14 soldiers, dozens of militants were killed in Saturday's Al-Shabaab attacks in Lower Shabelle. In this extensive interview he also addresses recent questions about SNA and political events in Mogadishu
Al Shabab's military spokesman Abdi Aziz Abu Musab says Sunday they killed 67 Somali soldiers in two ambush attacks on army bases in Awdhegle & Barire on Saturday morning but a Somali army commander said on yesterday the SNA killed 76 and captured 10 during the attack
UN urges Somali leaders to break impasse delaying elections. SRSG James Swan tells UN Security Council that Somalia's electoral process required "urgent attention
1 month ago
Somali regional police officer from the Central Investigations Department Omar M Samatar has been shot dead in Galkayo. Police reacted and apprehended one of the assailants. Samatar's boss Warsame Yusuf recently survived an IED explosion near his home
In Mogadishu, the mood Wednesday is tense, police vehicles blocked the roads, plain-clothed armed @HSNQ_NISA agents are inside the parliament ahead of today's meeting amid fears of a vote for alleged @M_Farmaajo term extension by [email protected] MPs
Security army closed roads leading to the Parliament House on Wednesday ahead of today's planned session on Covid, federal & border Commision, national refugee act. There is also a heightened fear that agenda also includes a purpose of term extension for president Farmaajo1 month ago
Security army closed roads leading to the Parliament House on Wednesday ahead of today's planned session on Covid, federal & border Commision, national refugee act. There is also a heightened fear that agenda also includes a purpose of term extension for president Farmaajo
Major roads in the Somali capital Mogadishu have this morning been sealed off and scores of security forces deployed ahead of the Parliament's Lower House session amid election impasse and constitutional crisis in the country
1 month ago
Somali militant group Al-Shabaab has rejected AstraZeneca vaccine, claims in a statement that "its harms far outweigh its alleged benefit"
Somalia: 3 security personnel were killed and 7 wounded in two separate explosions in the capital, Mogadishu
Heavy IED explosion reported in Daynile district of Mogadishu on Monday morning. Early reports indicate that at least five civilians were killed
1 month ago
Somalia's parliamentary session scheduled to take place on Monday was delayed until March 31. This comes as Saturday's meeting ended up in chaos after some lawmakers complained the agenda included a proposed term extension for Somali President @M_Farmaajo
15 Somalia MPs barred from the sessions say they will attend next sitting, noting the speaker "personally" shoulders responsibility for consequences of any "bloodshed" resulting from a clash between their security guards & soldiers protecting the House
15 lawmakers have been suspended from attending the next 5 sessions of the Lower House of Parliament. The MPs were accused of obstructing Saturday's planned session at Parliament. The session was abandoned after argument over alleged plot to extend term for the executive branch
AlShabaab media outlets promised a new audio message of the group's leader Ahmed Omar Abu Ubaida. Affiliate sites of the group said the message will address the people of Djibouti1 month ago
AlShabaab media outlets promised a new audio message of the group's leader Ahmed Omar Abu Ubaida. Affiliate sites of the group said the message will address the people of Djibouti
Death toll climbs to 4 as two more victims succumb to injuries Two people died on the spot after the bus hit an IED in Koromey
Somali National Army took over security responsibilities of the @amisomsomalia forward operating base in Afgoye on Thursday, per reports. AU forces will now move towards Arbiska and Arba'ow, between Mogadishu and Afgoye
Five to eight rounds of mortar attacks were reported in Mogadishu early on Thursday. Some of the mortars landed on the edge of Mogadishu airport, others hit residential areas killing an infant and a father, per @sntvnews1. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack
Heavy explosions, said to be mortar strikes, target the heavily fortified Halane camp (Mogadishu's green zone) which hosts several foreign missions in Somalia. At least 5 explosions heard inside Halane camp and nearby areas. Casualties reported - Witnesses
ColonelAbass Gurey whose militiamen control Elwak town heads to Beled-Hawo to join FGS.He was part of the Package agreement between Kenya&Somalia.Kenya handovers the control of Elwak to FGS.The whole of Gedo would be under the control FGS per the agreement
Mandera IED Attack: At least three people killed, several others injured after a bus they were traveling in was hit by a roadside improvised explosive device in North Eastern
Leader of Somalia's Jubaland region @PresidentMadobe relieves controversial security minister Abdirashid Janan of his duties. Janan who is currently in Najah village near Beled Hawo (picture) is expected to "surrender" to the Federal Govt, according to regional sources
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