22 April 2021
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Al-Shabaab were also able to counter 3 attempts by the Somali forces to regain control of the Jaideri town, and they carried out several mortar shells on the forces' bases in the city of Baadween.
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Al-Shabaab fighters took control of the town of Jaideri, located 18 kilometers north of the city of Baadwin, in the state of Mudug, central Somalia, following a large-scale attack on the town that killed 5 Somali forces and seized weapons and military equipment
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Al-Shabaab fighters raid two military bases for the Djiboutian forces in the cities of Boloberdi and Jalalqsi in Hiran state, central Somalia
Kenya battles devastating locust infestation. Kenyan farmers are overwhelmed by a swarm of desert locusts as the East African country fights its second wave of pests since the start of the year2 month ago
Kenya battles devastating locust infestation. Kenyan farmers are overwhelmed by a swarm of desert locusts as the East African country fights its second wave of pests since the start of the year
Gunmen shot dead two women in Mogadishu's Denyiile district on Sunday morning
SNA radio reported that the US-trained Danab forces seized a vehicle loaded with explosives in Afgoye district in lower Shabeelle region
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Pro-Houthi sources are reporting that a Yemeni Al-Qaida commander Mohammed Salem al-Tayyabi has been killed during clashes with Houthi forces in the Marib region of Yemen
Security forces intercepted a VBIED this morning at a checkpoint, destroying it before it could reach the parliament building in Mogadishu. Reports say 7 wounded but none killed in the blast
A car bomb exploded in the Somali capital, Mogadishu
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Khalid Batarfi, leader of Al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen appears in video released by the jihadist group despite a United Nations report claiming he has been under arrest for months
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The Swiss authorities recognize the death of hostage Béatrice Stöckli in Mali, information released in October and confirmed by JNIM in November
HTS has just detained senior Huras al-Din (AlQaeda) leader Abu Abdulrahman al-Urduni after evening prayers in Jisr al-Shughour
Reports of suspected Al-Shabaab attack on AU, SNA FOB bases at Raaxoi, north of Bal'ad town, Middle Shabelle region. The scale of the attack is unclear but there has been exchange of gunfire in the area late on Monday evening2 month ago
Reports of suspected Al-Shabaab attack on AU, SNA FOB bases at Raaxoi, north of Bal'ad town, Middle Shabelle region. The scale of the attack is unclear but there has been exchange of gunfire in the area late on Monday evening
The Council of Presidential Candidates, an umbrella group which unites Somali opposition leaders say they won't recognise @M_Farmaajo as President effective Feb 8. It follows after the collapse of election talks in Dhusamareb and as @M_Farmaajo's term expires on Feb 82 month ago
The Council of Presidential Candidates, an umbrella group which unites Somali opposition leaders say they won't recognise @M_Farmaajo as President effective Feb 8. It follows after the collapse of election talks in Dhusamareb and as @M_Farmaajo's term expires on Feb 8
Somalia President @M_Farmaajo's 4-year-term expires tomorrow, February 8. There is no agreement or consensus among the key stakeholders at this very hour on elections and how to go forward from here
A Ugandan military helicopter used by AU forces in Somalia crashed shortly after takeoff at Ballidogle airport on Feb 5. All 4 soldiers onboard were rescued and are in stable condition. Preliminary reports indicate that it was due to a mechanical failure, per @amisomsomalia
12 Somali soldiers were killed on Sunday in a new IED attack in the vicinity of Ceel Dheere near the town of Dhusamareb. The town's head of intelligence Abdirashid Abdinur Qoje is among the dead, per security sources2 month ago
12 Somali soldiers were killed on Sunday in a new IED attack in the vicinity of Ceel Dheere near the town of Dhusamareb. The town's head of intelligence Abdirashid Abdinur Qoje is among the dead, per security sources
A vehicle carrying the commander of Somali security forces in Dhusamareb was targeted by a landmine near Eldhere village, 30km from Galmudug capital Dhusamareb.  Local officials said the blast killed the NISA commander in Dhusamareb, Abdirashid Abdi (Qooje), & his bodyguards2 month ago
A vehicle carrying the commander of Somali security forces in Dhusamareb was targeted by a landmine near Eldhere village, 30km from Galmudug capital Dhusamareb. Local officials said the blast killed the NISA commander in Dhusamareb, Abdirashid Abdi (Qooje), & his bodyguards
One civilian was killed, another injured after IED blast around airport checkpoint near KM4 area in Mogadishu
Explosion from suspected IED planted occurred near Afrik Hotel in K-4 area; one civilian was killed, another injured; ambulances are at the scene, per reports. It was just a week ago when the same hotel was attacked by Al-Shabaab militants killing half a dozen people
Reports of an explosion in Mogadishu
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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
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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 locals2 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
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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
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