Map. History of Somalia conflict

25 February 2021
Video clip purportedly shows fighters loyal to Jubaland security minister captured by Somali govt forces following clashes in Beled Hawo earlier today
Somali information minister Osman Abukar Dubbe says govt forces crushed "rebels armed by Kenya" who attacked Beled Hawo town early Monday, says nearly 100 fighters were captured. Kenya has not responded immediately, but in the past has denied interfering Somalia affairs
A clash between govt forces alongside villagers & al Shabaab erupts in Mudug's Bacadweyne on Sunday. Bacadweyne commissioner Ahmed Dahir says many from both sides were killed & wounded, he confirms eight of govt's side were killed while many al shabaab fighters were also killed
This is reportedly a footage showing heavy gunfight between two militias at the border town of Mandera
Video purportedly shows Jubaland forces in Beled Hawo town with gunfire audible in the background
The govt of Somalia is reporting that Somali & foreign entities have "attempted" to illegally import high caliber weapons and ammunition into the country. Statement doesn't identify the entities & the quantity of weapons. Statement didn't provide proof to backup the report either
The fighting in Beled Hawo started around 1:00am local time and is still raging. There casualties according to reports from the region. The federal govt and Jubaland previously fought over the control of the town in March last year. At the time govt forces had the upper hand
Reports from Gedo region this morning say the fighting is still continuing in Beled Hawo town between federal government and Jubaland regional forces. Heavy gunfire can be heard in the town
Jubaland deputy leader has been quoted as saying that their forces have captured Beled Hawo town last night. He admitted that there is still gunfire in parts of the town
Somali port official killed in a shootout between members of security forces in Kismayo, media reports. Awil Ali Barre, a senior official at Kismayo port, was hit by a bullet while sitting outside his residence at a time when two sides of the security forces exchanged gunfire
An explosive device targeted two former MPs in Mogadishu, killing 5 of their bodyguards
1 month ago
Ugandan army operating in Somalia says it has killed 189 Al-Shabaab fighters during a raid on Friday
Four bodyguards were killed following an IED explosion on a vehicle carrying two former MPs and a traditional elder in Shibis district of central Mogadishu, reports. One of the MPs escaped a similar attack just last month. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack
1 month ago
Al Shabaab captures Rage Ele district in middle Shabeelle region after an ambush attack in the early morning
1 month ago
Reports of IED explosion near Omar Samatar school in northern half of Galkayo town; there are casualties
Somalia's mothers have held a rare protest in Mogadishu demanding to know if their children, sent to Eritrea for military training, were deployed to Ethiopia's Tigray region to fight in a conflict that threatens to destabilize the Horn of Africa
Reports of protests in Tarabunka area of Mogadishu following the killing of Mogadishu official last night. Protesters accused the govt police of being behind the killing of Abdihakim Dhagajuun. @MohamedHRoble sent condolences while the mayor of Mogadishu ordered an investigation
Mogadishu's Hodan district commissioner Abdihakim Dhagajuun has been killed in shooting in the capital last night. Wednesday he returned from Turkey for treatment after he was wounded in IED blast. Seven soldiers & two district police chiefs were arrested on Thursday
Shabaab al-Mujahideen is claiming that a January 19 U.S. military airstrike that targeted al-Shabaab personnel near Jamaame, Somalia actually killed a local tribal leader Sultan Muhammad Abbas Ahmed Dirshe, who they insist was not affiliated with the group1 month ago
Shabaab al-Mujahideen is claiming that a January 19 U.S. military airstrike that targeted al-Shabaab personnel near Jamaame, Somalia actually killed a local tribal leader Sultan Muhammad Abbas Ahmed Dirshe, who they insist was not affiliated with the group
1 month ago
Two journalists have been detained in Dhusamareb tonight, @Goobjoog reports. The two journalists were identified as Abdullahi Warsame Roble and Mohamed Abdiweli Tohow. It's unclear why they were detained by Galmudug authorities
1 month ago
SUSPECTED AL-SHABAAB militants destroy a telecommunications mast at Sarman in Mandera North, Governor Ali Roba confirms
1 month ago
Per @USAfricaCommand , US military forces conducted 2 airstrikes in the vicinities of Jamaame and Deb Scinnele, Somalia today, killing 3 AlShabaab operatives including Shabaab leaders involved in IED facilitation, fighter training, and attack planning
Two local officials among 4 killed in roadside explosion near Mogadishu, witnesses. Deputy district chair for Garasbaley suburb Ali Mohamed Moalin and youth activist and former journalist Abdirashid Dubad died in the IED along with a driver and bodyguard
1 month ago
At least three people including Ali Mohamed the deputy commissioner for security and politics in Garasbaale and Abdirashid Dubad, a youth activist were killed in a roadside explosion on the outskirts of Mogadishu on Tuesday
A Somali military commander who was injured in IED attack last week has succumbed to his injuries, sources. Major Mohamed Dhere was attacked near Bardhere in Gedo region on . The commander was transported to Mogadishu but could not recover due to the severity of injuries
1 month ago
No Somali forces are involved in Tigray conflict, Somali govt said. Info Minister Osman Abukar Dubbe told state TV that social media reports suggesting presence of Somali forces in Tigray are "fabricated". Dubbe said Ethiopia didn't request troops from Somalia either
Shabaab claims killing Western national via IED detonation near multinational/Somali operated Baledogle Airfiled, amid the completion of the US' transfer of troops out of Somalia. Even US' own Africa Command says Shabaab is Africa's most "dangerous" and "imminent" threat
1 month ago
Pro-Al-Shabaab media reporting that an airstrike hit Andalus radio, the group's mouthpiece in Tiyeglow, Bakool region, today. @USAfricaCommand yet to confirm if there has been an airstrike in that vicinity on Monday
1 month ago
US drone strike targets, destroys AlShabaab's Radio Andalus station building in Tayeglow town, Bakool region. No casualties reported - Residents. 2nd US drone strike against AS's Radio Andalus within 5 days
The U.S. military vowed to continue to engage Somali forces and maintain pressure against al-Shabab as withdrawal of American forces is completed
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