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Al-Shabab Attacks Kill 17 In Somalia

Al-Shabab Attacks Kill 17 In Somalia

The al-Shabab militant group launched a series of attacks since Saturday that led to the death of at least 17 people in Somalia. Lower Shabelle region officials told VOA Somali that the militants attacked the town of Qoryoley late Saturday using rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, killing nine people. The town’s Mayor Sayid Ali […]

Car Bomb And All-Night Hotel Siege Kill 26 In Somalia’s Kismayo

Car Bomb And All-Night Hotel Siege Kill 26 In Somalia’s Kismayo

The Islamist militant group al Shabaab, which is linked to al Qaeda and is trying to topple Somalia’s central government, said it had carried out a suicide attack Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo, officials said on […]

Al-Shabaab Kills 18 In Surge of Executions

Al-Shabaab Kills 18 In Surge of Executions

Somali militant group al-Shabab has executed 18 people since Wednesday, an unprecedented rate of executions for the group, which is under pressure from U.S. airstrikes. Militants put to death four people in the southern town of Jamame on Sunday, immediately after the judge in an al-Shabab court declared them guilty. Firing squads shot and killed […]

AMISOM Unveils Plan To Flush Al-Shabab From Somalia Hideouts

AMISOM Unveils Plan To Flush Al-Shabab From Somalia Hideouts

 Top military commanders of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Saturday that they had agreed to launch new, targeted military operations against al-Shabab militants in Somalia. According to AMISOM, the new activities will be implemented in three phases in an effort to flush the terrorists from their hideouts in the region. Speaking at […]

U.S. Airstrike In Somalia Kills Dozens Of Al-Shabaab Militants

U.S. Airstrike In Somalia Kills Dozens Of Al-Shabaab Militants

The airstrike killed 52 militants, making it the deadliest operation in months that was carried out by the US in Somalia. US officials said it was ordered after the militant group attacked Somali forces. The US military said on Saturday that it launched an airstrike against the extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia following an attack […]

Al-Shabaab Militants Kill 15 In Attack On Religious Center

Al-Shabaab Militants Kill 15 In Attack On Religious Center

Al-Shabab militants have attacked the compound of a controversial cleric in the central Somalia town of Galkayo, killing him and at least 14 other people, officials and witnesses said. Residents in the town said they woke up Monday to huge explosions followed by heavy, sustained gunfire at the compound in the southern half of the […]

KDF Kills 10 Al-Shabaab Fighters In Pandanguo, Lamu

KDF Kills 10 Al-Shabaab Fighters In Pandanguo, Lamu

The Kenya Defence Forces say they have killed more than 10 Al-Shabaab fighters in an operation in Lamu County. The terrorists were killed when the soldiers ambushed them at Taksile area in Pandanguo, Lamu West, at 6.45am. Pandanguo in among areas that have borne the brunt of terror attacks by the Somalia-based rag-tag militia. Last […]

Nine Years In Al-Shabaab Camp – The Story Of A Strong Woman

Nine Years In Al-Shabaab Camp – The Story Of A Strong Woman

Her arms lie outstretched on the table before her. The next moment, she has withdrawn them, folding them in towards her body. Her eyes focus. Unfocus. Focus again. Her shoulders are hunched, her voice monotone, her attention disinterested at best, absent at worst. The dark skin of her face and hands – all that can […]

Children Flee Al-Shabaab Recruitment In Somalia

Children Flee Al-Shabaab Recruitment In Somalia

More than 100 children fleeing areas controlled by al-Shabab militants in central Somalia have arrived in the coastal town of Adale, seeking the government’s protection, officials said. Adale is a key trading town in the Middle Shabelle region, 220 kilometers northeast of Mogadishu. In an interview with VOA Somali, the town’s district commissioner, Muse Mohamed […]

Somalia: Mogadishu Under Security Lockdown Day Before Election

Somalia: Mogadishu Under Security Lockdown Day Before Election

Somalia’s capital Mogadishu was under security lockdown Tuesday, with roads and schools closed and residents urged to remain indoors a day before the country holds a long-delayed presidential election. Fears are high that the al-Qaeda linked Shabaab group will seek to disrupt the election by carrying out an attack on the capital. Heavily armed security […]

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