30 July 2021
5 month ago
New mortar attack by suspected Al-Shabaab militants on Dhusamareb town, the 2nd time this happened this week. These attacks coincide with the presence of the country's leaders in the town to discuss elections
5 month ago
The city of Dhusamareb was hit by a number of mortar shells. A meeting between Somali leaders is underway in the capital of Galmudug state
Khalid Batarfi, the leader of al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen, is under arrest, UN report reveals. The report states he was detained in "an operation" in Yemen in October
@jakejsullivan says that withdrawing U.S. support for Saudi's war in Yemen will not "extent to actions against AQAP, which are actions we undertake in service of protecting the homeland and American interests in the region
Reports of an incident in Tabeelaha area b/w Wanlaweyn and Afgoye. Al-Shabaab reportedly attacked charcoal trucks and checkpoints run by locals, resulting casualties, among them elders. The militants could potentially cut off this road unless AMISOM/SNA are deployed, per locals5 month ago
Reports of an incident in Tabeelaha area b/w Wanlaweyn and Afgoye. Al-Shabaab reportedly attacked charcoal trucks and checkpoints run by locals, resulting casualties, among them elders. The militants could potentially cut off this road unless AMISOM/SNA are deployed, per locals
So after the American public broadcaster PBS interviewed Nusra's Joulani, the American gov tweets in Syrian Arabic that he's still a terrorist, takes a jab at his choice of dress, and reminds people there is $10m reward for info leading to his capture
Al-Shabaab weighs into Somalia elections, says it will issue a report card on @M_Farmaajo. With 5 days until @M_Farmaajo's 4-yr-term ends, the militant group's media wing announced plans to release a documentary series assessing the president's "performance" during his tenure
After the photo of PBS journalist with the leader of Hayat Tahrir a-Sham (HTS) aroused criticism & wild speculation among Idlib residents, HTS explains that the interview with Jolani is part of an effort to break the isolation imposed on the area & reach foreign audiences
5 month ago
Tadayt, a propaganda outlet close to alqaeda claimed that the deadly Mali attack had been carried out by the Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), seen as the most dangerous of the many jihadist groups active in the Sahel region
5 month ago
Djiboutian forces were killed and wounded in a raid by Al-Shabaab fighters on a Djiboutian military base in the city of Jalalqsi, Hiran state, central Somalia
Suspected probing attacks reported in the vicinities of Jowhar town and Haji Ali of Middle Shabelle. Al-Shabaab militants are believed to be behind these attacks. Haji Ali is a village to the north of Adalle town. Somali troops and AU forces from Burundi operate in the region
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At least 7 people were killed in this confrontation between government forces and Al-Shabaab in Doonka area on Tuesday. Two charcoal truck drivers are among the victims. Three charcoal trucks have reportedly overturned as they attempted to escape the militants
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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
6 month ago
Al-Shabaab IED kills two hyenas in Northeastern Kenya
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