18 September 2021
@USAfricaCommand says it conducted 2 airstrikes today against AlShabaab militants in the vicinity of Qunyo Barrow, Somalia , killing 1 terrorist and wounded 2 militants; no civilians assessed injured or killed as a result of the strikes
Kenyan police escorted 30 soldiers loyal to fugitive Minister of Jubaland Abdirashid Janan into Mandera after being overpowered by Somali army in Balad Hawo town. Today's fighting killed 10 people while houses were destroyed - Residents Somalia
Explosion reported in Las'Anod town in Sool region Somalia, initial reports say Top Somaliland court official killed in the explosion
Kenya government warns of "fake news" about coronavirus after an audio clip was disseminated in digital and social media "of a purported press briefing on COVID-19."
Reports of fierce confrontation b/w federal Govt forces and Jubbaland forces loyal to wanted security Minister Abdirashid Janan. Fighting affected Border Point One and Bulo Amin areas. Somalia previously asked Kenya to handover Janan who is wanted for "serious crimes"
The Somali Govt reported new airstrike conducted in partnership with the US military against Al-Shabaab in Kunyo Barrow town, Friday, killing two militants and destroying one vehicle
Notice issued 27 FEB by @TravelGov: "Terrorist groups may be plotting an attack against a major hotel in Nairobi [Kenya]. The exact hotel has not been identified, but it is believed to be a hotel popular with tourists and business travelers."
China Southern Airlines suspends flights connecting Guangzhou, Changsha and Nairobi, Kenya until further notice due to the "decreasing volume of passenger flow" - news reports
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A gunfighting between govt forces and pro Ahlusuna Wal Jama'a militias heard in Dhuusamareeb town tonight
The Federal Government of Somalia calls upon the Government of Kenya to immediately halt its ongoing violations of the Federal Republic of Somalia's sovereignty and encroachment in the border areas between the two countries.
Somalia: Several explosions heard in the outskirt of Balad town last night, about 30Km North of Mogadishu, while Somali special forces known as "Danab" conducting operations around Basra village in the road between Balad and Afgoye towns. Casualties not clear
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Nairobi-bound bus attacked in Lanfin area, Mandera county by suspected Al-Shabaab militants on Wednesday, casualties reported - source
Reports indicate that two people were killed and 13 others injured in the grenade attack at a shopping center at Golol intersection near the city of Kismayo
Statement: The United States resumed providing direct security assistance to a non-mentored unit of the Somali National Armed Forces (SNAF) this week in support of counterterrorism operations in Lower Shabelle against al Shabaab
"Al Shabaab is seeking to export terrorism beyond the region, and potentially to the UnitedStates" per new @DoD_IG report, citing Congressional testimony by @USAfricaCommand's Gen Stephen Townsend
UN warns of 'catastrophe' as Africa locust outbreak spreads
A @USAfricaCommand airstrike on Jilib, Somalia killed a young woman and wounded her sister and grandmother, relatives told @DefensePost. Two sources say AFRICOM was informed hours before releasing a statement saying no civilians were killed
Desert locusts on Sunday crossed from neighboring Kenya into Uganda through Amudat in the northeastern part of the country, a government official said here1 year ago
Desert locusts on Sunday crossed from neighboring Kenya into Uganda through Amudat in the northeastern part of the country, a government official said here
Al-Shabaab militants burn construction vehicles in Lamu attack
US airstrikes hit alShabaab near Jilib Somalia Friday, killing 2 fighters, per @USAfricaCommand Such strikes, per BrigGen Bradford Gering, "are 1 way we help prevent al-Shabaab from building a safe haven to plan deadly attacks against the US homeland & East African partners"
A member of the Young Mujahideen Organization was killed in a US air strike in Bir Zani, southern Somalia
Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM conduct airstrike against al-Shabaab terrorist
The govt Somalia has INTERPOL issued a request for international warrant for the arrest of fugitive regional Minister Abdirashid Janan who escaped from detention a week ago. Somalia asked Kenya to arrest, extradite Janan, but reports say Janan has reentered Somalia
Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM conduct operations against al-Shabaab militants
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13 students killed, 39 seriously wounded in stampede at Kakamega Primary School, Western Region Police Commander Peris Kimani says
Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. conduct airstrike against al-Shabaab terrorist
Somalia: 3 roadside bomb attacks in Mogadishu today. First bomb injured a govt official identified as Abdinasir Hassan & killed 3 of his guards. 2 simultaneous bombs hit an AMISOM military convoy, resulting casualties, destroying one vehicle. AlShabaab claimed responsibility
Fugitive Jubbaland Security Minister Abdirashid Hassan Abdinur "Abdirashid Janan" arrives on a boat in Kismayo, three days after the Federal Govt reported he "escaped" from prison - sources
Defense Secretary @EsperDoD: "We're not going to totally withdraw forces from Africa. Economy of force does not mean complete withdrawal"
Iran stepping up info ops in Africa, per @USAfricaCommand's Gen Stephen Townsend, noting Tehran falsely reported he had been killed int he al Shabaab attack on MandaBay in Kenya
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