30 July 2021
Ahead of troop repositioning, @USAfricaCommand assures continued support to Somalia in developing troops & conducting strikes against Shabaab.
USA: USS Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group arrives off the coast of Somalia for the relocation of forces in Somalia to other sites of operations in East Africa7 month ago
USA: USS Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group arrives off the coast of Somalia for the relocation of forces in Somalia to other sites of operations in East Africa
7 month ago
USS Makin Island ARG/15th MEU has arrived off Somalia Coast-It includes amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island & amphib transport dock ships USS San Diego & USS Somerset- they'll conduct maritime security ops with USS Hershel "Woody" Williams, per @USAfricaCommand
Wajir assistant chief killed by suspected Al Shabaab militants, head dumped on the road
7 month ago
U.S. Aircraft Carrier, 2,500 Marines Off the Coast of Somalia as Pentagon Repositions Forces
7 month ago
Police have recovered part of the body of an Assistant Chief who was abducted by suspected Al Shabaab militants on Friday. The head of Omar Adan Buul, Assistant Chief for Gumarey Sub Location in Wajir, was found on Monday by herders between Khorof Harar and Konton
Regional MP Muhammad Olad seriously injured in a bomb blast in his house in Jowhar town on Monday, security sources say. Officials say they believe the explosion is from a device planted in the house
7 month ago
President @M_Farmaajo and his PM have offered their condolences to families of the victims of al Shabaab suicide bombing on a stadium in Galkayo, Somalia. The Prime Minister and regional president were due to speak at the venue. The blast occurred before they arrived
7 month ago
Suicide bombing reported at a stadium in Galkayo, central Somalia, where a welcoming rally was being planned for the visiting @MohamedHRoble. The PM has not arrived in the stadium when explosion occurred, per reports. There are fatalities including senior officials
Despite an unprecedented campaign, the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization warns that extensive breeding has given rise to a new generation of locusts in the Horn of Africa7 month ago
Despite an "unprecedented" campaign, the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization warns that extensive breeding has given rise to a new generation of locusts in the Horn of Africa
Abdullah, 30, was allegedly working at the direction of a senior Al-Shabaab commander who was responsible for planning the 2019 DusitD2 Nairobi hotel attack. He traveled to Philippines in 2016 and enrolled in a flight school there, per indictment. He faces up to life in prison
US charges Kenya national Cholo Abdi Abdullah of conspiring to hijack an aircraft on behalf of Al-Shabaab to carry out 9/11-style attack in the US. Abdullah was arrested in the Philippines in July 2019, was transferred to the US on Dec 15, 2020
A military tribunal in Mogadishu sentences two Al-Shabaab men, Omar Aden Mohamed and Abdulle Ahmed Mudey, to death for assassinating Abdullahi Mohamed Hilowle, a security agent, and Ali Abdulle Mohamed who was a soldier @AbdulkadirIsE
AlQaeda-linked media today reported that AQAP fired rockets at Balhaf LNG facility in Shabwah Yemen7 month ago
AlQaeda-linked media today reported that AQAP fired rockets at Balhaf LNG facility in Shabwah Yemen
7 month ago
Yemen: On Monday evening, a suspected member of Al Qaeda was killed in a drone attack, probably American, in the area of Al-Batha in the isolation of the forts of Al Jalal northeast of the city from Ma'rib, north-eastern Yemen
Newly built police offices destroyed in Mandera attack
7 month ago
An unmanned aircraft targets two al-Qaeda operatives in Marib
Somalia: Bomb hidden in garbage exploded outside a local government building in southern Galkayo on Sunday, injuring at least four people, including two soldiers7 month ago
Somalia: Bomb hidden in garbage exploded outside a local government building in southern Galkayo on Sunday, injuring at least four people, including two soldiers
Al-Shabaab identify the 5 attackers behind DusitD2 attack, Nairobi, Jan 15, 2019 that killed 21 people. Left to right: Ali Salim Gichunge Abu Sakeena, Osman Ahmed Hassan Azzam, Mahir Khalid Riziki Jibril/Simba, Muhammad Adan Nur Farhan Yare and Abdulqani Arab Yusuf Farhan Dheere
7 month ago
Al-Shabaab seize Milho village in Sanaag region, Puntland, on Friday, abduct seven gold miners - local official
Somalia: The African command of the US armed forces reported an airstrike against an explosives production facility of the terrorist group Al-Shabab in the region of Jilib, Somalia. The strike reportedly killed eight militants and injured two others
The US military has released video of yesterday's two airstrikes targeting Al-Shabaab explosive experts in Jilib town area. The US military told VOA's @CarlaBabbVOA that 8 militants were killed in the strikes
U.S. military says 8 al-Qaeda linked Shabab 'explosives experts' killed, 2 wounded in drone strike in Somalia Thursday
Pro-Al-Shabaab media say group executed a 70-yr-old man accused of practicing sorcery. The man, Isak Hassan Daud was executed in the town of Tiyeglow on Dec 10, per reports. Al-Shabaab courts don't allow Defense lawyers and evidence against defendants is not released publicly7 month ago
Pro-Al-Shabaab media say group executed a 70-yr-old man accused of practicing "sorcery". The man, Isak Hassan Daud was executed in the town of Tiyeglow on Dec 10, per reports. Al-Shabaab courts don't allow Defense lawyers and evidence against defendants is not released publicly
US Kills 8 al-Shabab Fighters in 2 Airstrikes Amid Troop Reduction in Somalia
Two U.S. B-52 bombers flew to the Middle East today from Barksdale AFB in Louisiana, the second deterrence mission against Iran in recent weeks and comes on the same day U.S. drones attacked al-Qaeda-linked 'explosives experts' in Somalia
7 month ago
Senior Al-Shabaab leader captured in southern Somalia
Two men, Omar Aden Mohamed Abdulle Ahmed Mudey, appeared before a military tribunal in Mogadishu charged with Al-Shabaab membership and murder. Their lawyer denies the charges against them and asks for psychiatric evaluation of the defendants.
Armed confrontation b/w two regional forces in Wanlawayn town leaves at least 4 dead, reports. Reports say members of traffic police and regular police clashed over a checkpoint erected in Wanlawayn, Lower Shabelle. No reaction yet from Southwest Admin
Somalia: At least five military personnel were killed in an ambush by gunmen near the town of Guri-El in Galmudug administration late Wednesday, reports. The attack happened as the personnel were returning from officer training workshop in Gur-El, some 450km north of Mogadishu
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