Map. History of Somalia conflict

18 January 2021
Somalia severed diplomatic ties with Kenya, accusing the country of numerous internal interference and violations of sovereignty
TuAF Airbus A400M-180 from Somalia. Callsign: TUAF767 Reg. 17-0078
Newly built police offices destroyed in Mandera attack
Somalia-Kenya: Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with Kenya "Somalia's Minister of Information, Osman Abukar Dubbe, announced cutting ties with Kenya at around 1:40 am Mogadishu time on state-run @sntvnews1."
Pro-opposition rallies have started in Mogadishu Tuesday morning. Witnesses said protesters are carrying placards with words demanding fairs elections take place in the country. One messages on one placard read: "stop rigged election resulting displaced people"
Reports of new road closures, and unusual deployment of security forces in Mogadishu this morning amid reports of pro-opposition rallies being planned in the capital on Tuesday
Somalia: Bomb hidden in garbage exploded outside a local government building in southern Galkayo on Sunday, injuring at least four people, including two soldiers1 month ago
Somalia: Bomb hidden in garbage exploded outside a local government building in southern Galkayo on Sunday, injuring at least four people, including two soldiers
Al-Shabaab identify the 5 attackers behind DusitD2 attack, Nairobi, Jan 15, 2019 that killed 21 people. Left to right: Ali Salim Gichunge Abu Sakeena, Osman Ahmed Hassan Azzam, Mahir Khalid Riziki Jibril/Simba, Muhammad Adan Nur Farhan Yare and Abdulqani Arab Yusuf Farhan Dheere
1 month ago
Al-Shabaab seize Milho village in Sanaag region, Puntland, on Friday, abduct seven gold miners - local official
Somalia: The African command of the US armed forces reported an airstrike against an explosives production facility of the terrorist group Al-Shabab in the region of Jilib, Somalia. The strike reportedly killed eight militants and injured two others
The US military has released video of yesterday's two airstrikes targeting Al-Shabaab explosive experts in Jilib town area. The US military told VOA's @CarlaBabbVOA that 8 militants were killed in the strikes
U.S. military says 8 al-Qaeda linked Shabab 'explosives experts' killed, 2 wounded in drone strike in Somalia Thursday
Pro-Al-Shabaab media say group executed a 70-yr-old man accused of practicing sorcery. The man, Isak Hassan Daud was executed in the town of Tiyeglow on Dec 10, per reports. Al-Shabaab courts don't allow Defense lawyers and evidence against defendants is not released publicly1 month ago
Pro-Al-Shabaab media say group executed a 70-yr-old man accused of practicing "sorcery". The man, Isak Hassan Daud was executed in the town of Tiyeglow on Dec 10, per reports. Al-Shabaab courts don't allow Defense lawyers and evidence against defendants is not released publicly
US Kills 8 al-Shabab Fighters in 2 Airstrikes Amid Troop Reduction in Somalia
Two U.S. B-52 bombers flew to the Middle East today from Barksdale AFB in Louisiana, the second deterrence mission against Iran in recent weeks and comes on the same day U.S. drones attacked al-Qaeda-linked 'explosives experts' in Somalia
1 month ago
Senior Al-Shabaab leader captured in southern Somalia
Two men, Omar Aden Mohamed Abdulle Ahmed Mudey, appeared before a military tribunal in Mogadishu charged with Al-Shabaab membership and murder. Their lawyer denies the charges against them and asks for psychiatric evaluation of the defendants.
Armed confrontation b/w two regional forces in Wanlawayn town leaves at least 4 dead, reports. Reports say members of traffic police and regular police clashed over a checkpoint erected in Wanlawayn, Lower Shabelle. No reaction yet from Southwest Admin
Somalia: At least five military personnel were killed in an ambush by gunmen near the town of Guri-El in Galmudug administration late Wednesday, reports. The attack happened as the personnel were returning from officer training workshop in Gur-El, some 450km north of Mogadishu
Reports of gunfire in Arwo Itko area of Mogadishu. Unclear who is fighting who
Final communique, Somalia Partnership Forum: "Continued inclusive dialogue to build on the consensus-based agreement is necessary to ensure the timely implementation of credible and acceptable elections in order to preserve the Somali tradition of peaceful transfer of power"
Putting journalists in prison no longer acceptable - @NBerlangaEU tells Somali leaders
Somalia's presidential opposition candidates announce a parallel Federal Election Commision naming 22 members two days after the disputed national electoral committee cgose a chair
From Dec 13, Kenyan nationals travelling to Somalia are required to obtain visas from the Somali embassy in Nairobi before arriving in the country; holders of diplomatic Kenyan passports must also obtain prior approval from @MofaSomalia of their travels
The Somali Partnership Forum, an event that brings together national and int'l stakeholders opens in Mogadishu. Participants discussed federal govt priorities including security, elections, constitution issues, Covid-19 were discussed, reports. A communique is to be issued later
The federal govt of Somalia welcomes efforts to mediate between Gulf countries. the gulf between stakeholders in Somalia continues
Jubbaland statement on election process
Turkey military training efforts in Somalia are full speed ahead. Some 2500 graduates thus far, as Ankara aim for 10,000. Somali battalions also sent to Turkey for elite training. The entire US IMET program only trains 5000 globally per year
Spokesperson for 14 presidential candidates in Somalia says they've appointed a "national salvation electoral committee", essentially a parallel committee to work on holding elections. It followed after the disputed national electoral committee chose a chair earlier today
Colonel Ahmed Abdullahi Sheikh, former commander of Somalia's American-trained commando unit, the Danab, said a U.S. withdrawal would be a setback for efforts to stabilize the country. Al-Shabaab will claim the withdrawal as victory, he said
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