7 December 2021
Death toll rises to at least 120 as fighting between Somalia gov forces and ASWJ suffi militias in Guriel town enters its 4th day. Both sides receive reinforcement. Somali army says it deploys heavy artillery from AMISOM bases in Mogadishu to the frontlines against the militia
UN condemns the targeting of hospitals in Guriel following fighting between federal government/regional forces on one side, and the militias of ASWJ. Over 100,000 were forced to flee their homes by the hostility, statement
A group of people has held protest in Mogadishu against an ongoing fighting in Guriel that has been taking its toll on the civilians, with protesters accused president @M_Farmaajo & Galmudug leadership of being responsible for the loss of lives in Guriel
Nearly 7.7 million Somalis face food shortages due to droughts, floods, impact of locust on crops, Covid, and conflict including blockades in some regions, statement. Displacement is another factor with up to 18k people already displaced by the fighting in Guriel town
Garissa family seeks justice for kin who was allegedly killed by KDF soldiers
Maj. Abdiladif Feyle, the Commander of SNA's DANAB unit in Galmudug State has died in Yesterday's clashes with Ahlu Sunna militants group in Somalia's Guriel town, Galgadud region
Sporadic gunfire can be heard in Guriel, Galgadud after a day-long battle between the SNA along with Galmudug forces & ASWJ fighters who are in the east of the city. On Saturday, over 20 from both sides killed in the clashes in Somalia
Danab forces commander in charge of Galmudug killed after ASWJ launched counter attack on Galmudug forces. Among SNA officials injured in today's fighting include comdr of Hara'amad forces in Galmudug and comdr of the 5th Gorgor Commandos Gen. Mohamed Dhagaweyne
Ahlu Sunna group recaptures the town of Guriel in the Galgadud region after heavy fighting with SNA & Galmudug troops. The last residents left and now only soldiers and battlewagons seen on the streets of the central Somali city. Top commanders/young soldiers killed
Reports from Guri'el town in Central Somalia say heavy fighting broke out between Somali federal army & forces of Galmudug regional state on one side & fighters of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama (moderate religious group) on the other
Tens of thousands of cattle die as drought plagues Somalia's Lower Juba region. Local officials reported at least 34,000 heads of cattle have died in recent weeks due to lack of water, scarcity of pasture and heat. Regional leaders have appealed for help1 month ago
Tens of thousands of cattle die as drought plagues Somalia's Lower Juba region. Local officials reported at least 34,000 heads of cattle have died in recent weeks due to lack of water, scarcity of pasture and heat. Regional leaders have appealed for help
A barrage of mortar shells target Ethiopian military base in Burhakabo town, around 180km south-west of Somalia capital Mogadishu. Another mortar attack hits ENDF base in Awdinle village. AlShabaab fighters claims responsibility for attacks, says it killed 10+ Ethio soldiers
Kenya says 'rejects in totality and does not recognize' Somalia border ruling
3 maps by @CIJ_ICJ decision on the maritime dispute Somalia & Kenya 1st map shows each country's claim; 2nd map show how court adjusted Somalia's claim to accommodate Kenya; 3rd map shows the new border; Last again map shows how the new map is different from what claimed
ICJ endorses Somalia's position maritime boundary with Kenya runs equidistant from last point of map up to 200 nautical miles
Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a [ASWJ] fighters vacate Mataban town in Hiran as Galmudug state reportedly preparing an offensive against Guri'el in Galgadud, central Somalia after receiving troops from Mogadishu1 month ago
Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a [ASWJ] fighters vacate Mataban town in Hiran as Galmudug state reportedly preparing an offensive against Guri'el in Galgadud, central Somalia after receiving troops from Mogadishu
Ahead of the @CIJ_ICJ verdict on maritime case b/w Kenya and Somalia on Oct 12, Kenya says the "judgement will be the culmination of a flawed judicial process". Kenya alleges "bias" and "unsuitability" at ICJ to resolve the case. ICJ ruled it has authority to adjudicate the case
Kenya has just announced it will not abide by ICJ ruling on maritime dispute with Somalia
2 month ago
The Somali army @SNAForce reported new airstrikes targeting Al-Shabaab near the town of Garbaharey in Gedo region, Thursday. SNA says four militants camps were destroyed. Strike was conducted in collaboration with Somalia's int'l security partners. No word from @USAfricaCommand
Two Somali regional lawmakers injured in grenade attack
At least 3 people dead after fierce clashes between two groups within Somali govt forces erupted in Somalia capital, Mogadishu. Reports say the fighting came due to dispute regarding unpaid restaurant receipt
2 month ago
Somali authorities in Puntland say as many as 1,800 people expelled from LasAnod town by Somaliland have arrived the region within the last two nights. 1,112 have reached in Galkayo, and about 700 in Xarfo. Officials said local support and welcoming has been mobilised
Two elders in LasAnod including the chairman of a local committee on Sool security affairs Ismail Elmi Mohamed have denied knowledge of the plans to expel southern communities by Somaliland. Mohamed tells VOA he has not been informed. It's unacceptable, he said
The presidents of Somalia @M_Farmaajo, @MBuhari of Nigeria and Senegal's @Macky_Sall among African leaders to attend the inauguration of the new Ethiopia Govt and swearing in of @AbiyAhmedAli as PM for 5-years on Monday following the June election victory by his Prosperity Party
IS-Somalia militants claim to have assassinated a policeman with a pistol in Yaqshid, Mogadishu:
2 month ago
Two explosions reported in Baidoa and Bardere towns on Sunday afternoon. The first blast which was a roadside explosion took place near a restaurant in Baidoa,killing one person,injuring three others. The other one in Bardere,no casualties reported
Prime Minister @MohamedHRoble has condemned security tensions in parts of Galmudug State and described regrettable. The PM sent his condolences the families of those killed in the clashes
Sufi militias have taken control of a main town in Galmudug state after govt forces "vacated". Source says at least one officer switched sides, paving the way for ASWJ militias to re-enter the town without confrontation
ASWJ Suffi militia take control of the strategic town of Guri'el in central Somalia after yesterday's deadly fighting against Somali govt troops. Govt forces regrouping in Dhusamareb town. Galmudug
Stand-off is developing in Guri-El town after ASWJ militias reached the northern outskirts of the town. Govt forces reportedly are still in the town
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