5 August 2021
Jubbaland statement on election process
Colonel Ahmed Abdullahi Sheikh, former commander of Somalia's American-trained commando unit, the Danab, said a U.S. withdrawal would be a setback for efforts to stabilize the country. Al-Shabaab will claim the withdrawal as victory, he said
Withdrawal of US troops from Somalia is a gift to Al-Qaeda, says Congressman Jim Langevin
US to withdraw nearly all troops from Somalia by jan 15, leaving small presence in Mogadishu: US Defense official
The @DeptofDefense announced late Friday that President Trump has ordered "the majority" of the ~700 US troops in Somalia to leave the country "by early 2021," in what is just the latest major military policy decision being taken in the final days of the Trump Administration
Somalia electoral process agreed between the federal govt and regions comes to an impasse due to the ongoing dispute over the composition of electoral, and disputes commissions. There are also disagreements over the election process of Somaliland MPs and Gedo
8 month ago
3 federal soldiers from the 60th Division were killed, one escaped during an encounter with Al-Shabaab in Daynunay area near Baidoa. The 4 soldiers left their base in attempt to reach Baidoa but were ambushed by Shabaab. Officials could not be reached to comment on what happened
Kenya: Al-Shabaab suspected militants attacked a police base in Garissa on Wednesday, destroyed an arsenal and shot a policeman, seriously injuring him
Geolocation of AlShabaab fighters during attack this morning on Bacaadweyne in Mudug region of Somalia.
Geolocation of AlShabaab fighters during attack this morning on Bacaadweyne in Mudug region of Somalia.
Militant group Al-Shabaab displayed weapons purportedly seized following yesterday's attack on the town of Ba'adweyne. Earlier armed villagers speaking to the media argued they recovered some of the vehicles carrying heavy guns. Both sides suffered casualties per residents8 month ago
Militant group Al-Shabaab displayed weapons purportedly seized following yesterday's attack on the town of Ba'adweyne. Earlier armed villagers speaking to the media argued they recovered some of the vehicles carrying heavy guns. Both sides suffered casualties per residents
Washington: $5 million for anyone who provides information about the leader of the "Huras al Din" organization in Syria
Libya- Some of the ammo that was captured in the LNA raid on AQIM in Ubari, most notable up front: What seems to be an improvised RPG (pretty unique) What seems to be an AAM seeker head SNORA rocket
Libya- LNA Spox. release a wealth of media about the raid in Ubari in which 7 AQIM were arrested, starting with these Algeria n IDs
Images: al-Qaeda's JNIM/AQIM claims to have targeted a French military base in Mali
At least one Kenya police officer killed, 5 others injured, 3 of them in life-threatening situations, following a roadside blast in Mandera County yesterday. Officers were escorting commuter buses that operate between Mandera and Nairobi. AlShabaab claimed responsibility8 month ago
At least one Kenya police officer killed, 5 others injured, 3 of them in life-threatening situations, following a roadside blast in Mandera County yesterday. Officers were escorting commuter buses that operate between Mandera and Nairobi. AlShabaab claimed responsibility
At least 20 people killed following deadly AlShabaab attack on a Somali military base at Ba'adeyn village in central Somalia this morning. Militants claimed to have seized 5 army vehicles including two Zu-23mm anti-aircraft guns. No comment fro govt officials so far
Libya- LNA Tariq Bin Ziyad bde.&116 bn. arrested 7 AQIM militants of different (unspecified) nationalities, including Hassan al-Washi (singled out as a "commander who recently returned from Mali) and Omar Washi in Ubari on November 28. Weapons, ammo and document also seized
The faces of the three Al-Shabaab operatives before they were executed this morning in Mogadishu as military court official General Abdullahi Bule Kamey read out the crimes they were convicted. (Video courtesy of state media)
Somalia executed 3 Al-Shabaab men by firing squad on Sunday. Among the trio is Mohamed Haji Ahmed Ilkacase, a college teacher who run AS assassination operations in the capital. Ilkacase was convicted for killing 3 generals, a police officer and deputy attorney general
The Libyan Army: A leader in al-Qaeda arrested in a military operation in the southwest of the country
8 month ago
Libyan National Army arrest AlQaeda Commander Hassan Washi & 7 other AQ militants in Ubari, South Libya
Mogadishu port manager Ahmed Mohamed Washington survives a bomb attack on his vehicle as he travelled to work, two of his bodyguards were injured, source. The explosion comes just hours after a suicide bombing explosion killed 8 civilians at an ice-cream shop in Mogadishu
The faces of young leaders lost in today's bombing in Mogadishu, claimed by Al-Shabaab.
It's early evening in Mogadishu, explosion occurred about an hour ago, just before 8pm. This was the scene minutes ago
At least seven killed, 10 others injured in a suicide bombing in Mogadishu, @AaminAmbulance services reported. The attack occurred near a popular ice-cream and bakery shop north of the city's airport
Multiple fatalities have been reported after a suicide bombing near an ice-cream and bakery shop at the busy K-4 junction, Mogadishu
Al-Shabaab has the intent to attack the U.S. homeland, though it currently lacks the ability to do so; and despite years of sustained Somali, US, int'l counterterrorism pressure, terror threat in East Africa is not degraded - that is assessment of @DoD_IG
Just weeks before the reported pull out of about 700 US troops from Somalia, a CIA officer has been killed in the country - ⁦@nytimes⁩. The report doesn't say where in Somalia the killing took place and under what circumstances
Department of Defense briefing on Al-Shabaab. Key points: Group not degraded to the point where Somali security forces can contain threat independently; implementation of Somali transitional plan "badly off-truck"
Threat from Al-Shabaab and other groups like ISIS-Somalia has increased in the past 3 years - US Defense official
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