Map. History of Al Shabab conflict

6 June 2020
Somalia revoked licenses for two Kenya airline companies for allegedly smuggling Khat declared as "medical supplies" into the country, and violating Covid19 restrictions. Sources tell VOA Somali licenses for Buff Air Services and Silverstones Air Services are revoked
Alexandria Man on FBI Most Wanted List Indicted on Terrorism Charges: According to court documents, Liban Haji Mohamed, 34, a naturalized US citizen born in Somalia, allegedly left the United States in July 2012 with the intent to join al-Shabaab in East Africa
Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowment Sheikh Nur Mohamed Hassan has announced that tomorrow (May 23) is Eid in Somalia. The decision followed after 8 people came forward testifying they have sighted the new moon in the vicinities of Mogadishu, Qoryoley and Dolow
UN Security Council members express frustration with stagnation of dialogue between the Somali govt and federal member states. The US urges @M_Farmaajo to hold the national security meeting which brings together federal and regional leaders
The United States reached an understanding with Sudan on the limits of an agreement relating to compensation for the bombings carried out by Al Qaeda at the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998
2 week ago
Somali state media reports killing senior AlShabab commander in charge of tax in Leego town, Lower Shabelle during a military operation aided by foreign forces
Somalia's Govt under pressure to expel non-AMISOM Ethiopian troops as opposition calls for the removal of the head of AU mission
AFRICOM: The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, @AmbFMadeira, has received with great sadness the news of the passing of the Governor of Mudug region of Puntland, Mr. Ahmed Muse Nuur.
A policeman was killed, 3 injured after a roadside explosion targeted a police vehicle in the vicinity of Banadir junction of Mogadishu, early on Wednesday, security sources say. The vehicle belonged to a senior police officer Gen Ali Gaab who was not in the vehicle at the time
2 week ago
Shalan-bood District commissioner Nor Osman tells to the local media that the AMISOM troops fired several mortar shells into civilian neighborhoods after they were being attacked by a roadside bomb last night, he didn't mention the casualties. The district is govt under control
Security officials say the heath of heath department of the Somali Police Forces Ali Hersi Barre known as Ali Gaab has narrowly escaped a roadside bomb that killed one of his bodyguards and one civilian among three wounded in Mogadishu on Wednesday. Somalia
At least six people including children and women wounded in a drone strike carried out by US military in Kunya Barow town of Somalia. But the US military says 2 AlShabaab militants killed in the bombing.
@USAfricaCommand says it conducted an airstrike targeting alShabaab militants in vicinity of Qunyo Barrow, Somalia, on May 17 killing two militants
US AFRICOM reports new airstrike against al-Shabaab in Qunyo Barrow. Somalia
Reports of new air strike against Al-Shabaab militants in the area of Kunyo Barrow, Lower Shabelle region, late Sunday. If confirmed, this would be the first strike by the US since the start of the Ramadan
Somalia's Deputy PM Mahdi Mohamed says government has ungraciously turned down Kenya's efforts toward delay in maritime case; points to a long-standing pressure by Uhuru's administration to settle dispute outside of court and excuse on COVID19 economic devastation
Somali military officials say a senior al Shabaab officer for Qoryoley district whose name is Abdi Muhsin Abu Bakar and five fighters were being killed in an operation conducted by the SNA on between Janale and Qoryoley in lower Shabeelle region in the last hours
3 week ago
An Ethiopian Zu anti-aircraft missile brought down the Kenyan plane that crashed in the town of Bardale last week. The incident began with the incoming plane aborting a landing attempt because an Ethiopian military vehicle was on the runway, officials say
Silvia Romano, an Italian aid worker who was kidnapped in Kenya 18 months ago, has been freed and is expected back in Italy on Sunday, the Italian government announced on Saturday
Kenya experiences countrywide blackout. "We have lost power supply in the national grid due to a system disturbance which occurred on our transmission network at 5:49 am this morning."
Al-Shabab yesterday claimed to have used an IED to destroy an "American-trained" Danab commando forces tanker truck, killing the driver, near War Mahan in the Lower Shabelle region
SNA forces seized boats they suspect were being used by Al-Shabaab militants to cross Shabelle river in Jannaale, Awdhegle, and Degwarir areas. The operation was conducted this morning
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approves $739 million emergency loan for Kenya amid pandemic - @AFP
Countryside Kagwe: People should not break the curfew regulations. Severe action will be taken. Please do stay at home and work from home. It's important for us to practice this.
Somalia says investigation is underway into an accident involving a Kenyan owned cargo aircraft over the country's airspace. The Embraer 120 aircraft owned by @africanexpress_ was on a humanitarian mission in Bardale. All six crew members and passengers confirmed dead1 month ago
Somalia says investigation is underway into an "accident" involving a Kenyan owned cargo aircraft over the country's airspace. The Embraer 120 aircraft owned by @africanexpress_ was on a humanitarian mission in Bardale. All six crew members and passengers confirmed dead
Latest pictures from Bardale plane incident1 month ago
Latest pictures from Bardale plane incident
6 died. Plane was reportedly shot down over Bardere   [Image courtesy @Moha_Abdii]1 month ago
6 died. Plane was reportedly shot down over Bardere [Image courtesy @Moha_Abdii]
All six people onboard have died after a small cargo plane carrying medical supplies 'crashed' near Bardale airport in Southwest region of Somalia. Cause of the crash is being investigated.  (Photo  @Emergenza24)1 month ago
All six people onboard have died after a small cargo plane carrying medical supplies 'crashed' near Bardale airport in Southwest region of Somalia. Cause of the crash is being investigated. (Photo @Emergenza24)
2 mortars hit Mogadishu's Eng Yarisow stadium on Monday. Several ministerial officials were exercising at the time of the incident
Somali regional forces in Afmadow town repulse overnight Al-Shabaab attack on their military base, no casualties reported - security source
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