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US airstrike kills 13 people in Somalia

December 28, 2017 12:30 am
US airstrike kills 13 people in Somalia

A US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon taking off (file photo) At least 13 people have been killed as the result of a US airstrike in southern Somalia, the Pentagon says. The December 24 airstrike was carried out in coordination with the government of Somalia, US Africa Command said Wednesday, […]

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Somali security forces arrest ex-presidential candidate Abdirahman Abdishakur in raid

December 18, 2017 8:49 am
Somali security forces arrest ex-presidential candidate Abdirahman Abdishakur in raid

This file photo shows Somalia’s ex-presidential candidate Abdirahman Abdishakur. Security forces in Somalia have arrested a former presidential candidate and an outspoken government critic accused of committing “treason” against Mogadishu. Abdiasis Ali, a spokesman for the Somali Internal Security Ministry, made the announcement at a news conference on Monday, saying […]

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US now has significantly more troops in Somalia

November 17, 2017 11:18 pm
US now has significantly more troops in Somalia

Foreign Policy, General News, InfoNews, International  News, News, Society, Spotlight, the United States, United State’s History, United States, United States (Overview), US, World News, militPentagon chief spokesperson Dana W. White (L) and Joint Staff Director Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. are seen in a briefing, on November 16, 2017. […]

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Somaliland votes for new president amid tight contest

November 13, 2017 4:00 am
Somaliland votes for new president amid tight contest

Women queue to cast their votes in the presidential election in Hargeisa, in the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland, in Somalia on Nov. 13, 2017. (Photo by AP) People in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Somaliland are voting to elect their fifth president as the ruling party faces a strong challenge from […]

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Death toll from twin blasts in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu rises to 231

October 15, 2017 9:10 pm
Death toll from twin blasts in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu rises to 231

The death toll from two recent bomb blasts in busy locations in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has jumped to 231 with at least 275 people injured, making them the deadliest attacks to have ever happened in the country. Police said on Saturday that a truck bomb exploded in a busy area outside […]

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Death toll from twin blasts in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu rises to 231

9:10 pm
Death toll from twin blasts in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu rises to 231

The death toll from two recent bomb blasts in busy locations in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has jumped to 231 with at least 275 people injured, making them the deadliest attacks to have ever happened in the country. Police said on Saturday that a truck bomb exploded in a busy area outside […]

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Police chief at airport in Somalia’s Puntland shot dead

October 2, 2017 8:30 pm
Police chief at airport in Somalia’s Puntland shot dead

A soldier keeps guard at the opening of Bossaso International Airport in Puntland, Somalia, January 2016. (Photo by Reuters) A policeman has shot dead the chief of security at an airport in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region and also his bodyguard, police say. The assailant’s motive for killing Colonel Abdisalan Sanyare […]

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Somalia-based al-Shabab terror group beheads 3 people in Kenya

August 18, 2017 6:59 pm
Somalia-based al-Shabab terror group beheads 3 people in Kenya

This file photo shows members of Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab terrorist group. Kenyan officials say suspected Takfiri al-Shabab militants from Somalia have beheaded three people and burnt houses in an attack in Kenya. Lamu County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said gunmen believed to be al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants attacked Maleli Village near the […]

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Defected militant commander says Somalia’s al-Shabab not serving Islam

August 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Defected militant commander says Somalia’s al-Shabab not serving Islam

Former Deputy Leader and spokesman of Somalia’s al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabab militants, Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, also known as Abu Mansur, speaks to journalists on August 15, 2017 in Mogadishu. (Photo by AFP) The one-time deputy leader and a senior commander of Somalia’s al Shabab has called on for others to quit the […]

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Al-Shabab Takfiri group ‘seizes town in Somalia’

August 4, 2017 11:26 am
Al-Shabab Takfiri group ‘seizes town in Somalia’

An African Union (AMISOM) soldier from Burundi is seen on patrol in Mogadishu on July 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Somalia’s militant group al-Shabab seized a town in the south of the country early on Friday after it was abandoned by the military and African Union-mandated (AMISOM) peacekeepers, residents said. […]

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US drones kill 10 people in Yemen, Somalia: security sources

July 31, 2017 10:30 pm
US drones kill 10 people in Yemen, Somalia: security sources

A US MQ-9 Reaper drone (File photo) Two separate attacks by unmanned aerial vehicles have left at least 10 people dead in Yemen and Somalia as US drones continue to claim more cilivian lives in Islamic countries. According to security sources, five people alleged to be suspected members of the […]

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Al-Shabab militants blocking aid to starving kids in Somalia, warns charity

June 29, 2017 10:30 pm
Al-Shabab militants blocking aid to starving kids in Somalia, warns charity

This photo taken on March 15, 2017, shows a malnourished child being weighed by an aid worker at a facility in Baidoa town, the capital of Bay region of southwestern Somalia. (Via AFP) A survey by an international charity shows that lack of access to hungry parts of Somalia controlled […]

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Seven killed in car bomb targeting police station in Somalia’s Mogadishu

June 22, 2017 10:30 pm
Seven killed in car bomb targeting police station in Somalia’s Mogadishu

Somali police look at the wreckage of a car at the scene of an explosion near the Waberi police station in Mogadishu, Somalia, on June 22, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) At least seven people have been killed in a car bomb targeting a police station in the Somali capital Mogadishu. […]

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Explosion kills 10 in Somali capital: Mayor’s office

June 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Explosion kills 10 in Somali capital: Mayor’s office

The photo shows the site of a terror attack outside the Pizza House restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia, June 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) An explosion caused at least 10 people killed in the south of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, a government official said. Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab said […]

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Eight killed in Somalia airstrike: US military in Africa

June 12, 2017 6:00 am
Eight killed in Somalia airstrike: US military in Africa

US Defence Secretary James Mattis (L) is greeted by Minister of State for the Armed Forces Mike Penning on his arrival at the London Somalia Conference at Lancaster House in London on May 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United States Africa Command says an air strike in southern Somalia […]

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