Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Al-Shabaab

The UAE still supports al-Shabaab through Somalia’s illicit charcoal trade

Since the inauguration of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in 2012, the United Arab Emirates has increasingly vied with other regional powers for influence in the country, investing in infrastructure, and bolstering the country's military capabilities. The UAE opened...

Al Shabaab storms Somali border town, kills at least 10 military

Heavy fighting erupted on Monday in the Somali border town of Balad Hawo near Kenya after Al Shabaab detonated a suicide car bomb and then stormed the military base there, the spokesman of the al Qaeda-linked group told Reuters. Al...

Al Shabaab attacks military base near Somalia’s Kismayu: military

Al Shabaab militants attacked a military base near Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayu early on Sunday, a Somali army officer said, adding that he did not immediately have details of any casualties. Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack...

U.S. air strike in Somalia killed local militia, not al Shabaab

A September U.S. air strike in Somalia killed local militia forces and not al Shabaab militants as the Pentagon had initially believed, the U.S. military acknowledged in a draft statement obtained by Reuters. The Sept. 28 strike in Somalia's Galkayo...

Theresa May: UK will send more troops to Somalia to fight Al-Shabaab

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to increase Britain's support for Somalia in the fight against militant group Al-Shabaab. In her maiden speech to the General Assembly in New York, Mrs May said that Britain had played a "leading role"...

Al-Shabaab gunmen attack beach restaurant in Mogadishu

Al-Shabaab jihadists attacked a beachfront restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday, setting off a car bomb before exchanging fire with security forces. Sporadic shots could still be heard coming from the scene several hours after the attack began,...

Somalia: Al Shabaab gunmen attack beach restaurant

Gunmen detonate a car bomb and storm a beach restaurant in the capital, Mogadishu. Al Shabaab fighters have attacked a beach restaurant in the capital Mogadishu with a car bomb before entering into a gunfight with security forces, according to...

Somalia’s limited polls overshadowed by clan rivalries and al-Shabaab

Hopes for a new government in August tempered by fears of bribery and violence, says Michael Keating, head of UN mission in Mogadishu As Somalia prepares to choose a new government in August, there are concerns that the powerful clans...

Al Shabaab militants kill five police officers in Mandera

Five police officers were Monday killed when their vehicle was attacked by suspected Al Shabaab militants in Mandera County at the Somalia- Kenya border. Officials said the officers’ car was hit by a Rocket Propelled Grenade before it caught fire...

Al Shabaab car bomb attack kills at least two Somali police

A suicide car bomb at Mogadishu's traffic police headquarters killed at least two officers on Monday, Somali police said, and the country's al Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility. Three other police were wounded during the attack, said traffic police officer...
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US soldier killed in Kenya is identified after Alshabab attack that left 3 Americans dead

 A U.S. Army specialist killed with two other Americans in an attack Sunday by al-Qaida-aligned militants in Kenya has been identified by...

3 Americans killed in Al-Shabab attack at Kenyan military base

One U.S. service member and two American Department of Defense contractors were killed in a terror attack on a military base in Kenya that...

Al-Shabaab jihadists attack US-Kenya military base

 Jihadists from Somalia's Al-Shabaab group on Sunday attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya's coastal Lamu region,...

Somalia: Spare the civilians, Red Cross and Red Crescent tell warring parties

Mogadishu (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) call on all armed...