31 July 2021
US regrets the actions of ⁦@M_Farmaajo⁩ and Lower House of Parliament to withdraw confidence in PM Ali Hassan Khayre, says move undermined ongoing process of dialogue and negotiation between federal government and member states - statement
1 year ago
Extremist activity in Africa "appears to be outpacing US, European, and African efforts to counter it" per @DoD_IG Sean O'Donnell in new report on US CT operations alShabaab on Somalia remains top concern - "remains adaptive, resilient, & capable" per @USAfricaCommand
1 year ago
Per @USAfricaCommand , US launched 33 airstrikes va alShabaab between Jan-March 2020, up from 9 in the previous 3 months
Somalia's AlShabaab claims the credit for an IED attack on African Union [AMISOM] troops' convoy travelling near Qoryoley town of Lower Shabelle region. The group says an armored vehicle was destroyed
Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM target al-Shabaab
A landmine blast hits Somali police vehicle around Abdikasim road in Mogadishu, where the Qatari embassy is located. Casualties yet unknown
At least 7 people wounded including security personnel in Mogadishu SVBIED blast
Suspected suicide car bomb explodes near Mogadishu's revenue authority headquarters, opposite the seaport, early reports say. It's reported the vehicle forcefully passed through a checkpoint, security forces fired shots, vehicle exploded resulting casualties, source
Huge powerful SVBIED explosion near the port area in Mogadishu, in Somalia, followed by sounds of gunfire
1 year ago
Al-Shabaab operative Mohamed Abukar Mohamed Dhagole, aka "Aato" has surrendered to govt forces, state media reported. Aato was reportedly a finance officer for the group in Lower Shabelle region
Kenyan military base hit by AlShabaab attack in Kudhaa of Lower Juba region. The militants also carried out mortar attack on KDF base near Kismayo. The casualty remains unclear - Residents told Shabelle Media. Somalia
At least one mortar has landed in Mogadishu stadium hours after Somali President Farmaajo officially reopens the stadium. During the mortar shell Horseed was celebrating their victory over MCC FalC1 year ago
At least one mortar has landed in Mogadishu stadium hours after Somali President Farmaajo officially reopens the stadium. During the mortar shell Horseed was celebrating their victory over MCC FalC
PM Pakistan Imran Khan considers Osama bin Laden a martyr
Huras al-Din, AlQaeda's affiliate in Syria, have acknowledged & mourned the death of Khalid al-Aruri (Abu al-Qassam al-Urduni) - saying he was killed while en route to a meeting intended to form the Stand Firm ops room's military leadership
New State Department terrorism report: Terrorist attacks in West Africa "increased 250 percent since 2018." More than 5,000 French troops play "a crucial role" in the region, report says
One civilian killed along with the bomber after suicide attack outside TurkSom facility. One cadet was slightly injured, not killed as earlier reported
Tahrir al-Sham tightens the screws on jihadi defectors and rival groups in Idlib, right after arresting Abu Malek al-Telli: You can't leave Tahrir without permission; Ex-members can't create new groups; Ex-members need permission to join other groups
A mine explosion in Mogadishu kills 5 people
Explosions were heard in Mogadishu, Somalia, near the Turkish Maarif Foundation School.
Footage of the R9X Hellfire ("Ninja") missile that killed Al-Qaeda's Khaled al-Aruri (Abu al-Qassam al-Urduni) in NW Syria on 14 June. First time we became aware of this weapon it killed Al-Qaeda's overall deputy, Abu al-Khayr, in the same area in FEB 2017. (H/T @TRintheworld)
A drone of the US international coalition is said to have bombed the Islamic tribunal of the HTS organization south of the city of Sarmada north of Idlib
Leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb killed in Mali by French forces (France defence minister)
1 year ago
French Defense Minister: French forces kill al-Qaeda leader in the Islamic Maghreb, Abdel-Malik Droukdel, in northern Mali
English version of Taliban statement rejecting UN report. Afghanistan1 year ago
English version of Taliban statement rejecting UN report. Afghanistan
United Nations: Taliban still linked to al-Qaeda despite agreement with Washington
New @UN report: "The Taliban regularly consulted with Al-Qaeda during negotiations with the United States & offered guarantees that it would honour their historical ties."
Somalia revoked licenses for two Kenya airline companies for allegedly smuggling Khat declared as "medical supplies" into the country, and violating Covid19 restrictions. Sources tell VOA Somali licenses for Buff Air Services and Silverstones Air Services are revoked
1 year ago
"So far, all evidence points to the shooting being a terror-related incident and we are investigating it as such" per @FBIHouston. Suspect in NAS Corpus Christi shooting ID'd as 21yo Syrian-born, US citizen Adam Salim Alsahli
Alexandria Man on FBI Most Wanted List Indicted on Terrorism Charges: According to court documents, Liban Haji Mohamed, 34, a naturalized US citizen born in Somalia, allegedly left the United States in July 2012 with the intent to join al-Shabaab in East Africa
Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowment Sheikh Nur Mohamed Hassan has announced that tomorrow (May 23) is Eid in Somalia. The decision followed after 8 people came forward testifying they have sighted the new moon in the vicinities of Mogadishu, Qoryoley and Dolow
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