21 September 2021
7 month ago
Reports from Middle Shabelle region say number of government soldiers died in two attacks in Gololey area, north of Bal'ad town on Wednesday. Nearly 10 soldiers were killed in ambush and subsequent IED explosion accounting sources
Defence Secretary @BWallaceMP travelled to Mogadishu today and met Somali president @M_Farmaajo. The pair discussed security cooperation and Britain's efforts to help Somalia build its armed forces to take the fight to Al Shabaab and other terror groups
AU Commissioner Moussa Faki Mahamat urges Somalia and Kenya to exercise restraint, engage in dialogue following renewed tension at the border. Somali accused Kenya of arming "rebels" who attacked Beled Hawo town on Monday, but Kenya argued fighting was between two Somali sides
Somalia reiterated accusations that Kenya armed "illegal militias" who have attacked Beled Hawo town on Monday. "These actions are affront to peaceful coexistence and international norms of mutual respect, territorial integrity and national sovereignty," says @MofaSomalia
7 month ago
At least 11 killed after fighting erupts in Somalia's Jubbaland: doctor
7 month ago
A memorandum to extend the mission of the Turkish Navy in the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea and Somali waters
Kenya has expressed concern over renewed fighting in Beled Hawo. Kenya statement appears to deny role in the clashes, says fighting "appears" to involve the Somali National Army against Jubaland region. Kenya statement called for immediate cessation of the hostilities
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
8 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
8 month ago
Al Shabaab captures Rage Ele district in middle Shabeelle region after an ambush attack in the early morning
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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 group8 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
8 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
8 month ago
SUSPECTED AL-SHABAAB militants destroy a telecommunications mast at Sarman in Mandera North, Governor Ali Roba confirms
8 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
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