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US military says US airstrike kills an estimated 18 Somali militants

Somali government troops accompanying the US unit killed two other fighters of the al Qaeda-linked group with small arms fire during the clash that took place on Friday.

published on : 22nd September 2018

Six killed in two car bomb blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu

As per the Voice of America, the incident took place outside a coffee shop on the capital's busiest road.

published on : 6th August 2018

Somalia, Eritrea mend ties after decade as change sweeps Horn of Africa

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed's three-day visit to Asmara coincides with an extraordinary peace process between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

published on : 30th July 2018

Somalia's al Shabaab militants claims stormed military base attack, says, 27 soldiers killed

Al Shabaab fights to topple Somalia's central government and impose its a rule based on its own strict interpretation of Islam's Sharia law.

published on : 23rd July 2018

2 blasts, gunfire heard near Somalia's presidential palace

The blasts come a week after a similar attack on the interior ministry compound in Mogadishu killed at least nine people.

published on : 14th July 2018

10 dead in ongoing attack on Somali ministry

The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab, an arm of al-Qaida, often targets high-profile areas of the capital.

published on : 7th July 2018

Five of seven nations hit by US travel ban are majority Muslim

The list includes countries with a hostile relationship with Washington, such as North Korea, Iran and Syria.

published on : 28th June 2018

Eight Kenyan police killed in latest roadside bombing

The use of improvised explosive devices against police and military patrols in the northern and eastern border regions with Somalia have become relatively common.

published on : 17th June 2018

US military reviews Somalia raid after five killed

The US military's Africa Command said Friday it is reviewing a Somali-led raid after locals reported that five civilians had been shot dead.

published on : 11th May 2018

Car bomb kills four, driver near parliament in Somalia's capital

The car bomb was detonated at a checkpoint after soldiers intercepted and stopped a suspicious vehicle, senior police Capt Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press.

published on : 25th March 2018

In Somalia, women defy strict rules to play football

The sight of young women playing football is highly unusual in Somalia, due to societal pressures as well as fear of Al-Shabaab.

published on : 22nd March 2018

East African nations urge UN to review pullout of Somali peace mission

The ongoing challenge facing Somalia was highlighted Friday, when three Burundian troops were killed and seven injured in an ambush claimed by Shabaab, an al-Qaeda affiliate.

published on : 2nd March 2018

Somalia twin car bombings: Death toll rises to 38

The first blast, followed by gunfire, occurred at a security checkpoint close to Villa Somalia, the name for the seat of government, while a second followed soon after at a hotel.

published on : 24th February 2018

US says four Shabaab militants killed in Somalia strike

US forces in Somalia said Friday that four Al-Shabaab militants were killed in an airstrike as part of the ongoing offensive against the jihadist rebels.

published on : 19th January 2018

Somalia's Shabaab forcing civilians to hand over children: Human Rights Watch

The rights watchdog said an aggressive campaign to recruit children had begun in mid-2017, with the jihadists taking reprisals against communities who refuse to cooperate.

published on : 15th January 2018
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