5 August 2021
2 month ago
Chairman of Mogadishu suburb of Garasbaley Abdirahman Garyare among 4 killed today in IED explosion shortly after leaving a mosque, state media. Back in Jan, his deputy Ali Mohamed Moalin, and youth activist & former journalist Abdirashid Dubad also died in IED attack
6 Somali govt soldiers, including a commander, killed in massive roadside bomb blast in the outskirt of Jowhar town, Somalia. One military vehicle destroyed. AlShabaab claimed responsibility
At least two security personnel were on Tuesday killed and three injured after their lorry drove over an Improvised Explosive Device in Baure area, Lamu county. The bomb is believed to have been planted by al Shabaab militants operating in Boni Forest
At least two KDF soldiers killed, others injured in an ambush attack carried out by AlShabaab militants at Baure village in Kenya's Lamu county yesterday
2 month ago
Explosion on a tuktuk reported in Galkayo town last night as officials indicate it exploded prematurely killing two people on board. Unclear if device was planted in the tuktuk or was strapped to bomber; investigation underway
AFRICOM commander meets with Madobe in Kismayo
Somalia: Opposition leaders cast doubt over the neutrality of @MohamedHRoble, say "deeply troubled" by the PM's "inconsistent" response on stagnant electoral process."Stop unnecessary and wasteful foreign travel and immediately begin work towards a transparent electoral process"
Al-Shabaab claims suicide attack in Somalia's capital
Police commander for Mogadishu's Waberi district Ahmed Bashane killed in a bombing on Sunday evening; several other police personnel are injured, witnesses
Suspected suicide bombing near Waberi district police station in Mogadishu. Casualties feared. Aftermath photos at the scene
3 month ago
New report from @USCIRF warns ISIS alQaida affiliates gaining ground-literally-in the Central Sahel "Islamic State & alQaida affiliated armed groups control territory and conduct attacks in the tri-border region between Mali, Niger & BurkinaFaso"
3 month ago
Katiba Macina -aligned with Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM)- "is almost exclusively responsible for the near doubling of violent activities & associated fatalities in the Sahel each year since 2016" per @USCIRF
Missing French journalist, OlivierDubois, says he was kidnapped in Mali by a jihadist group with links to Al-Qaeda, according to a video circulating on social media Wednesday, the latest foreigner to be taken hostage in the West African country3 month ago
Missing French journalist, OlivierDubois, says he was kidnapped in Mali by a jihadist group with links to Al-Qaeda, according to a video circulating on social media Wednesday, the latest foreigner to be taken hostage in the West African country
Big JNIM presence in Loroum Region, village de Sollé within the last few days. Local sources estimate fighters reach well above 1,000 in this part of BurkinaFaso3 month ago
Big JNIM presence in Loroum Region, village de Sollé within the last few days. Local sources estimate fighters reach well above 1,000 in this part of BurkinaFaso
Puntland military court sentenced to death five AlShabaab militants after being convicted deferent crimes including killings and IED attacks in Somalia's Galkayo town, Mudug region3 month ago
Puntland military court sentenced to death five AlShabaab militants after being convicted deferent crimes including killings and IED attacks in Somalia's Galkayo town, Mudug region
Al Shabab group addressing the current political crisis in Somalia, has accused president @M_Farmaajo of being responsible for Sunday's fighting in Mogadishu that forced 100,000 people to flee from their homes
Witnesses in Mogadishu have reported fresh displacement of civilians from their homes for fear of further clashes. No clashes occurred since Sunday but some neighbourhoods remain militarised where residents have decided situation is too volatile to stay comfortable in their homes
3 month ago
Sources reveal a number of mortar shells reigned down on the town of Xudur in southwest Somalia. The shelling ceased at 8:49PM local time
3 month ago
Somali authorities in Galkayo town say eight men have been sentenced to death by firing squad for terrorism and Al-Shabaab membership
Top U.S. general for the Middle East: "The war on terror is probably not going to end"
Mogadishu official dies from IED explosion in the northern suburb of the capital, per local media. Deputy commissioner of Daynile Abdi Mohamed Mohamud (Dhacow) was killed in the explosion on his car, his bodyguards badly were injured, per source
Two Somali regions, Galmudug and Puntland, have agreed joint security operation against Al-Shabaab as the militant group published purported photos of its militias taking over the small town of Ba'adweyne after federal govt forces ly vacated the town last week
Nangarhar Governor's office claims arrest of alleged al-Qaeda operative (Qari Mohammed Idrees Ameen) in SOF op in Rodat district of Nangarhar. He's being interrogated at Bagram detention center3 month ago
Nangarhar Governor's office claims arrest of alleged al-Qaeda operative (Qari Mohammed Idrees Ameen) in SOF op in Rodat district of Nangarhar. He's being interrogated at Bagram detention center
AMISOM, SNA military commanders set targets for joint operations against militants
The White House: We have the ability to monitor al Qaeda in Afghanistan without our military presence on the ground
At least 15 civilians were killed after IED a minibus in Middle Shabelle region, Wednesday, source. The vehicle was travelling from Mogadishu to the regional capital, Jowhar
Somalia's Minister of Defense Hassan Hussein Haji meets with senior officials from @US2SOMaliA. The meeting focused on strengthening ties between the two sides & enhance security cooperation in the fight against the militant group Al-shabaab
English translation of AQAP statement denying the arrest of its leader, Khalid Batarfi, and killing of Saad Atef al Awlaqi, the second-in-command
Puntland leader @SaidAbdullahiDe alleges Federal Info Minister Osman Abukar Dubbe was wearing different clothes at today's meeting; suggests the statement was pre-recorded. In the statement Dubbe says leaders of Puntland and Jubaland do not want elections based on Sept 17 deal
4 month ago
AlShabaab fighters have been reportedly ambushed a convoy of Ethiopian troops serving under AMISOM in the outskirt of Hudur town in Somalia's Bakol region. Casualties reported
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