Map. History of Somalia conflict

18 January 2021
Video circulating shows a plain-clothed man armed with a pistol firing at the busy Banadir junction, Mogadishu, Dec 25. The man is also seen pointing the pistol directly at civilians. It's unclear what led to the shooting. Federal govt yet to comment on identity of the shooter
In an undated video, a man armed with a pistol is seen firing in a public place in Mogadishu. The man is also seen pointing the pistol directly at civilians. This happened at Banadir junction today, per sources. Gunman is allegedly a plain-clothed agent. No comment yet from Govt
3 week ago
US AFRICOM: The strike damaged a compound of Al-Shabaab near Sako, Somalia
3 week ago
US AFRICOM announces the launch of an air strike on the headquarters of Al-Shabaab movement near Sako in Somalia
The US military conducted new airstrike targeting an Al-Shabaab compound in the vicinity of Saakow, Dec 24. It's the 51st strike in Somalia this year and the 196th since 2017, killing about 1,000 Al-Shabaab fighters, per ⁦@USAfricaCommand⁩
U.S. Africa Command says it launched an airstrike in Somalia on Christmas Eve that 'damaged' an al-Qaeda linked Shabab compound near Saakow sending fighters fleeing and 'thwarting nefarious activity.' U.S. military continues to move forces out of war-torn country
Would-be Al-Shabaab suicide bomber sentenced to life by a Mogadishu military court. Hassan Abdullahi Aden was arrested on June 7, 2020. On Wednesday the court found him guilty of planning to blow himself up at Mogadishu's national theatre
Militias led by "defected" military commander kill three police officers in northern Mogadishu, Dalsan reports. There was no immediate response from army chief Gen. Odawaa Yusuf Rage
Somalia's opposition presidential candidates have condemned new electoral timetable announced by the disputed electoral committee; accuse @M_Farmaajo of ignoring calls to reach agreement over election impasse; urged stakeholders to recognise @M_Farmaajo as "spoiler" - statement
Ahead of troop repositioning, @USAfricaCommand assures continued support to Somalia in developing troops & conducting strikes against Shabaab.
USA: USS Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group arrives off the coast of Somalia for the relocation of forces in Somalia to other sites of operations in East Africa3 week ago
USA: USS Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group arrives off the coast of Somalia for the relocation of forces in Somalia to other sites of operations in East Africa
3 week ago
USS Makin Island ARG/15th MEU has arrived off Somalia Coast-It includes amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island & amphib transport dock ships USS San Diego & USS Somerset- they'll conduct maritime security ops with USS Hershel "Woody" Williams, per @USAfricaCommand
Wajir assistant chief killed by suspected Al Shabaab militants, head dumped on the road
3 week ago
U.S. Aircraft Carrier, 2,500 Marines Off the Coast of Somalia as Pentagon Repositions Forces
3 week ago
Police have recovered part of the body of an Assistant Chief who was abducted by suspected Al Shabaab militants on Friday. The head of Omar Adan Buul, Assistant Chief for Gumarey Sub Location in Wajir, was found on Monday by herders between Khorof Harar and Konton
Regional MP Muhammad Olad seriously injured in a bomb blast in his house in Jowhar town on Monday, security sources say. Officials say they believe the explosion is from a device planted in the house
1 month ago
U.S. military begins withdrawing forces from Somalia to other bases in East Africa: Gen. Townsend
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)1 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)
1 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
1 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 Africa1 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
1 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
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