Map. History of Al Qaeda conflict

18 April 2021
At least two bodyguards of General Abas Amin Ali, the deputy chief of SNA were killed in a landmine attack that occurred near Hamar boarding school in Mogadishu's Hodan district on Sunday morning. No group claimed the responsibility for the attack
There are casualties following IED explosion in Mogadishu. According to a source, the IED appeared to have targeted a senior military officer's convoy heading towards the Ministry of Defense. The officer has survived but some of the soldiers with him got hurt, per source
Bomb targets vehicles carrying military personnel in Somali capital Mogadishu
Witnesses in Mogadishu say security forces have intercepted a vehicle suspected to be filled with explosives at the airport road; public have been told to avoid the area. (Footage of the suspected vehicle taken by a witness)
1 month ago
Reuters: 8 Malian soldiers were killed in an attack in central Bamako
HTS arrested an Isis cell in al-Atarib town and seized few weapons belonging to the militants
The police thwarted a suicide attack on a shopping mall in central Mogadishu
At least one police officer wounded in an explosion in Hamarweyne. One account says public tipped police about a man wearing a suicide vest, prompting a chase followed by explosion. A 2nd account says the man threw the vest at police while running. Police say attack is foiled
Reports of an explosion close to Hamarweynr district police station, Mogadishu
On The Trail of Militants: Two suspected militants arrested with an AK 47 riffle and over 100 rounds of ammunition in Isiolo county
At the UNSC meeting on Somalia, SRSG James Swan warns that growing political tensions threaten Somalia's state building progress, and even security. Swan reiterated that there should be no partial elections, no parallel processes and no unilateral actions by Somali leaders
Renewed clashes in central Mogadishu between security forces and guards of the coalition of Somali presidential candidates
2 month ago
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.
2 month ago
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
2 month ago
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
2 month ago
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
2 month ago
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
2 month ago
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
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