Support The Long War Journal
Support The Long War Journal


Dear Long War Journal readers: A heartfelt thank you to all of you who helped us reach our fundraising goal of $25,000. Your generous donation will ensure we can continue our mission to report on the Long War. - Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn, Lisa Lundquist, and the contributors.

Results tagged “Somalia”

Would you like to limit the tag results display to a specific section?

If you do, then pick any of the sections below:

Or simply go to the aggregated tag results from:



Civilian Deaths Due to Drones Are Few, Obama Says




Shabaab has banned the International Committee of the Red Cross from working in areas under its control. Ethiopian troops have moved across the border into Luq in southern Somalia.




Fear in Somali journalist community after killing




The Kenyan military said its forces captured Delbio during fighting last week; two Kenyan and one Somali soldier were killed. The town was described as a key center used to distribute weapons and explosives to the Kenyan refugee camps in Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, and Dadaab.




Shabaab fighters kidnapped five teenage soccer players from Afgoye. Gunmen executed a director of Shabelle in Mogadishu.




Seized Pirates in Legal Limbo, With No Formula for Trials




Navy wants commando 'mothership' in Middle East




Shabaab beheaded three civilians in a public execution in Masagaway. More than 80 Somaliland troops and 21 members of a local militia were killed during a clash in Buhodle.




Somali pirates holding another American hostage moved him three times and threatened to kill him if another rescue was attempted. Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a captured 10 Shabaab fighters in Beled-Hawo.




Panetta: al Qaeda is 'still a real threat'




Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti Played Crucial Role in Somalia Rescue




The drone war




US Navy SEALs rescued a US and a Danish hostage being held by Somali pirates. Ten people were wounded during a grenade attack in a mosque in Mogadishu.




Navy SEALs free 2 Western hostages in Somalia




A Shabaab suicide bomber attacked an Ethiopian base in Beledweyne; the number of casualties is unknown. The UN has opened a political office in Mogadishu.




Shabaab suicide bomber targets Ethiopian troops

Shabaab claimed a member of its "Martyrdom Brigades" killed 33 Ethiopian soldiers and officers in an attack in western Somalia.


British al Qaeda/Shaabab leader may have been killed after calling home




Kenya said its war against Shabaab is "halfway done" as it has effectively targeted logistics and command and control centers in the south. Some Shabaab and al Qaeda leaders believe that an informer divulged the location of Bilal al Berjawi, who was killed in a Jan. 21 drone strike.




Threat Level Rising: How African Terrorist Groups Inspired by al-Qaeda Are Gaining Strength




British 'al-Qaida member' killed in US drone attack in Somalia