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18 April 2021
2 month ago
Key Somali leaders are gathering in Dhusamareb for a new round of talks to end political stalemate over elections. @M_Farmaajo, @MohamedHRoble, 5 regional leaders and the governor of Banadir will try to find solution to dispute over electoral committees and the situation of Gedo
HTS killed ISIS member Abu Dajana al-Daghestani
MP and former security minister @AbdirizakOm says a security alert of a potential Al-Shabaab attack in the next 72 hours was received prior to Sunday's hotel raid by the militant group
The death toll rises to 9 in the Mogadishu attack, which was attributed to Al-Shabaab
Statement by the Somali govt on the conclusion of security operation against Al-Shabaab militants at AfrikHotel. 5 people were killed including retired army general Mohamed Nur Galal. Security forces shot dead 3 attackers. A 4th militant blew himself up in the initial bombing
Retired army General Mohamed Nur Galaal killed in Al-Shabaab attack on Afrik Hotel - MP. A well known army officer, Gen Galal was briefly appointed Defense Minister under Pres Ali Mahdi's govt in 1991. He also became army commander under Pres Abdulqasim Salad's govt
Somali security sources: 3 people were killed in the attack on a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu
Mogadishu: An official said he heard at least six people were killed, 14 injured in the ongoing attack. This is just one source
Mogadishu: There is an intense barrage of gunfire being heard from inside the Hotel right now
Video: This is the road from K-4 to the airport tonight. Gunfire can be heard in the background as security forces battle Al-Shabaab inside AfrikHotel. Police are asking people to stop live-streaming from the scene to avoid compromising safety of security forces and residents
Armed attack reported on Kunduz road, west of Takhar capital earlier afternoon
The Somali police say they have rescued all the officials stuck inside the "Afrique" hotel after the Al-Shabaab attack
Heavy fighting is ongoing as hotel Afrik in Mogadishu is under siege after gunmen stormed into the building following an AlShabaab suicide car bomb explosion
A suspected suicide car bomb exploded near a checkpoint in Somalia's flag-soflag-so capital Mogadishu on Sunday, witnesses said, followed by gunfire around a nearby hotel. Qaeda affiliated Al Shabaab just claimed responsibility for the attack
One of the most popular hotels in the city, "Hotel Afrik", located near the airport in Mogadishu, was attacked. There was an explosion near the hotel. Gunshots are rising inside and around the hotel. - Local resources
Huge explosion around Mogadishu's KM4 and airport checkpoint. Somalia
Somalia: 8 children were reportedly killed in an unexploded ordnance blast believed to be a landmine in the town of Golweyn, outside the coastal town of Marka in Somalia's Lower Shabelle province
2 month ago
Al-Shabaab IED kills two hyenas in Northeastern Kenya
2 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
U.S. Treasury memo on terrorism financing says that as of 2020 al-Qaeda has been gaining strength under Taliban
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
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
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
2 month ago
Al Shabaab captures Rage Ele district in middle Shabeelle region after an ambush attack in the early morning
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 group2 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
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