26 September 2021
The US sends a massive warship to Somali waters to help US troops and assets withdraw in the coming three weeks. @CarlaBabbVOA reports that USS Hershel Woody Williams is to support the mission to reposition US forces, named Operation OCTAVE QUARTZ.  (Photo courtesy of @USNavy)9 month ago
The US sends a massive warship to Somali waters to help US troops and assets withdraw in the coming three weeks. @CarlaBabbVOA reports that USS Hershel "Woody" Williams is to support the mission to reposition US forces, named Operation OCTAVE QUARTZ. (Photo courtesy of @USNavy)
9 month ago
President @M_Farmaajo and his PM have offered their condolences to families of the victims of al Shabaab suicide bombing on a stadium in Galkayo, Somalia. The Prime Minister and regional president were due to speak at the venue. The blast occurred before they arrived
9 month ago
Suicide bombing reported at a stadium in Galkayo, central Somalia, where a welcoming rally was being planned for the visiting @MohamedHRoble. The PM has not arrived in the stadium when explosion occurred, per reports. There are fatalities including senior officials
Despite an unprecedented campaign, the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization warns that extensive breeding has given rise to a new generation of locusts in the Horn of Africa9 month ago
Despite an "unprecedented" campaign, the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization warns that extensive breeding has given rise to a new generation of locusts in the Horn of Africa
Somali opposition fears a police unit will use Turkish weapons to "hijack the elections"
The Somali opposition urges Turkey, in a message, not to send weapons before the elections
Heavy presence of security forces reported in Bulo Hubey neighbourhood of Wadajir district, Mogadishu in the early hours of Thursday. The security forces are restricting movement of public, traffic, per local media. Several opposition presidential candidates live in the area
9 month ago
In a new video, ISIS in Somalia apostatizes Al-Shabaab, the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. ISIS claims foiling multiple AS plots again them, executes alleged AS spies. Video also shows fighting between the two groups in Al-Miraale mountainous area, resulting the death of two AS fighters
Abdullah, 30, was allegedly working at the direction of a senior Al-Shabaab commander who was responsible for planning the 2019 DusitD2 Nairobi hotel attack. He traveled to Philippines in 2016 and enrolled in a flight school there, per indictment. He faces up to life in prison
US charges Kenya national Cholo Abdi Abdullah of conspiring to hijack an aircraft on behalf of Al-Shabaab to carry out 9/11-style attack in the US. Abdullah was arrested in the Philippines in July 2019, was transferred to the US on Dec 15, 2020
A military tribunal in Mogadishu sentences two Al-Shabaab men, Omar Aden Mohamed and Abdulle Ahmed Mudey, to death for assassinating Abdullahi Mohamed Hilowle, a security agent, and Ali Abdulle Mohamed who was a soldier @AbdulkadirIsE
Somali govt security officials dispute the protesters were peaceful. Officials say some of the people were armed and had their faces covered
14 of Somalia's opposition presidential candidates condemned Tuesday's shooting of [email protected]_Farmaajo protesters in Mogadishu. In a statement, the candidates said 4 protesters were injured; blamed @M_Farmaajo for the responsibility. @M_Farmaajo and @TheVillaSomalia yet to respond
Mogadishu protests
There have been casualties following violent protests in Mogadishu on Tuesday. The protesters were accusing @M_Farmaajo of having intentions to "rig" the upcoming election. @TheVillaSomalia and Somali govt have not responded to the protesters
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 soldiers9 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
9 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 publicly9 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
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