Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Al-Shabab

Somalia Appoints New Security Chiefs to Combat al-Shabab

The Somali government has appointed new security chiefs, nearly four months after firing the previous commanders after a series of deadly al-Shabab attacks. But experts warn that the new security chiefs are not "miracle" workers and need support from...

Turkey Gives Weapons to Somali Soldiers

Somali State Minister for Defense Mohamed Ali Haga has confirmed to VOA Somali for the first time that the Turkish government has recently supplied weapons to the Somali army. Haga said the Turkish government has equipped a company-sized Somali army...

Al-Shabab Executes 5, Including Teenage Boy

Al-Shabab militants in Somalia have executed five people, including a 16-year-old boy, who they accused of spying for Kenyan, U.S. and Somali government forces. The boy and four men were publicly executed by a firing squad Sunday in the town...

Al-Shabab’s Mukhtar Robow surrenders to Somali government

A renegade leader of Somalia's al-Shabab has defected to the regional government, severing ties to the armed group that has been carrying out attacks in the country, according to a Somali military official. Al Jazeera has learned that Mukhtar Robow...

Al-Shabab Ambush Kills 18 AU Troops in Somalia

At least 18 African Union troops were killed in a deadly ambush in the Lower Shabelle region by al-Shabab militants, officials and security sources told VOA Somali. The attack, near near Golweyn village, 120 kilometers south of Mogadishu, targeted a...

Somalia general killed by al-Shabab suicide car bomber

A Somali general and at least six of his bodyguards have been killed by a suicide car bomber, police say. The attacker rammed a car carrying explosives into General Mohamed Jimale Goobale's convoy near the defence ministry headquarters in Mogadishu,...

US says strikes kill 4 al-Shabab members in Somalia

The U.S. military says it killed four members of the extremist group al-Shabab during a counterterrorism operation in Somalia this week. The U.S. Africa Command says Monday's strikes came in response to an attack by a "large group of armed...

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for Somalia bombing

Local government headquarters and emergency responders targeted in Galkayo, leaving at least 20 people dead. At least 20 people have been killed and several others wounded in two suicide blasts in the central Somali town of Galkayo, according to a Somali health...

Al-Shabab Says Executed More of Its Own in Somalia

Al-Shabab militants in Somalia say they have executed two of their members, both of them recruited from Kenya, for disloyalty and anti-Islamic activities. The two Kenyans and a Somali man executed at the same time were killed in Somalia's Middle...

Al-Shabab claims deadly attack on Mogadishu hotel

At least ten people including two parliament members killed in attack targeting Ambassador Hotel in the Somali capital. A suicide car bomber crashed his vehicle into a gate outside a hotel in the Somali capital, and the attack was followed...
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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...