25 September 2021
Kenya's military has reportedly ordered 118 Turkish-made armoured vehicles, primarily to be used for counterterror operations against al-Shabaab.
8 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
100-year-old man and his 96-year-old wife stabbed to death by their son at family home in Salama, Makueni police boss Napeiyan says suspect arrested
Church Arson Suspects: Police arrest 10 suspects linked to burning of churches in Kisii County.  Five churches and several homes burnt at Otamba village. Mohamed: We're yet to establish their motives8 month ago
Church Arson Suspects: Police arrest 10 suspects linked to burning of churches in Kisii County. Five churches and several homes burnt at Otamba village. Mohamed: We're yet to establish their motives
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
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
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
Kenyan special forces reportedly ambushed Al-Shabaab on Saturday, killing one and capturing another. Operation took place b/w Guticha and Olla, Mandera North. Photos of the militant gunned down displayed. The governor of Mandera Ali Roba recently said that 50% of NE is under AS
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
8 month ago
Families of six people, who were abducted and killed in Baringo County, went to identify the bodies at Kabarnet County Hospital mortuary yesterday
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
SIX BODIES with gunshot wounds found in Arabal, Baringo following a banditry attack in Chemorongionm, authorities say
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
8 month ago
At least three people including Ali Mohamed the deputy commissioner for security and politics in Garasbaale and Abdirashid Dubad, a youth activist were killed in a roadside explosion on the outskirts of Mogadishu on Tuesday
A Somali military commander who was injured in IED attack last week has succumbed to his injuries, sources. Major Mohamed Dhere was attacked near Bardhere in Gedo region on . The commander was transported to Mogadishu but could not recover due to the severity of injuries
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