The death toll of yesterday™s shelling in Mogadishu reached 30. Shabaab™s new battalion, named Khalid Bin Walid, poured into Mogadishu to help counter the government offensive in the capital. Pirates freed a Taiwanese trawler used as a “mother ship” to attack other vessels during a 10-month period; three crew members did not survive captivity.
The Ras Kamboni Brigade has broken away from Hizbul Islam, merged formally with Shabaab, and pledged allegiance with al Qaeda. Ras Kamboni leader Hassan Turki and Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane attended a ceremony in Baidoa. An artillery exchange between insurgents and presidential palace troops killed at last 16 people in Mogadishu. Five people were […]
At least 12 people were killed in fighting during the night between insurgents and African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu. Fighters from Shabaab and Hizbul Islam claimed responsibility in a statement, saying that they had assaulted “the strongholds of the enemies of Allah.”
One person was killed and four others, including the governor of the Sool region in Somaliland, were wounded in a roadside bomb attack that targeted the governor’s car. Djibouti said it planned to send 450 troops to support the African Union mission in Mogadishu.
A Shabaab suicide bomber wearing an explosive jacket disguised himself as one of the patients and targeted the Halane clinic inside an African Union base in Mogadishu™s airport, killing seven people; the initial report indicated the explosion was caused by a mortar. At least five people were killed in fighting between insurgents and the Ahlu […]
Shabaab fired a mortar shell into a hospital inside an African Union base in Mogadishu, killing a soldier and several Somali civilians. Insurgents attacked a second African Union base in Mogadishu with mortars and heavy machine guns.”
A court in Garowe, the capital of Puntland, has sentenced to death a man who confessed to be a Shabaab operative planning to carry out attacks in Puntland and the breakaway republic of Somaliland. He also confessed that he was a photographer and used his profession to smuggle explosives in the regions. Shabaab recruited about […]
Shabaab and Hizbul Islam have captured the strategic town of Beledweyne after battling with the pro-government militia Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama™a, and have looted the offices of the UN health agency WHO and Save the Children. A bomb blast targeted the center of Bosasso in Puntland while the police were conducting search operations in the […]
Shabaab denied it threatened to attack Kenya and said a recording posted on the Internet was a fake. At least eight people were killed when insurgents from Hizbul Islam and Shabaab took Beledweyne town in central Somalia from pro-government militia Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama™a. A kidnapped British couple said pirates set a “deadline” for their […]
The al Qaeda-linked group has initiated a terror campaign in Puntland and has threatened to take over the semi-autonomous region and the breakaway republic of Somaliland.
Shabaab top leader Ahmed Abdi Godane threatened to attack neighboring Kenya following a crackdown on Somalis in the capital Nairobi. Kenya has arrested 2,000 Somali immigrants in Nairobi, including two army generals, 11 members of parliament, and other officials of the Transitional Federal Government, and has deployed more troops near the border between the two […]
At least six people were killed in fighting between pirates over a ransom in the coastal town of Harardere. A Puntland lawmaker was killed by a gunman in Bosaso. Hizbul Islam plans to start operating a port and an airport in the out of the capital Mogadishu.
At least 11 people were killed by artillery fire in Mogadishu. A gunman killed a member of the local parliament in Puntland. Puntland security forces foiled a bombing in Bosaso port. A ship unloaded tanks for the Somali government in the port of Mogadishu. “Government troops are ready to launch a major operation against insurgents […]
Six civilians were killed by artillery and a hand grenade in Mogadishu. Gunmen opened fire on a civilian bus, killing a civilian in Mogadishu. A roadside bomb targeted an administration official in Galkayo. Shabaab has vowed to replace the Somali flag by a black flag with an Islamic emblem.
Ahlu Sunnah Wal-Jama fighters have reportedly recaptured Dhusamareb after battling with Shabaab; the death toll reached 47 during two days of fighting. Shabaab beheaded two men when they seized the town yesterday. The Shabaab operative who tried to kill a Danish cartoonist had previously been detained in Kenya for allegedly helping to plot an attack […]
Shabaab has reportedly seized control of Dhusamareb, the strategic capital of Galgadud region north of Mogadishu. Hundreds of Shabaab fighters completed military training with a public ceremony in Mogadishu. Top Shabaab officials were present, including Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Ali Abu Mansur. Shabaab hailed the attack by a Somali on a Danish cartoonist. A British-flagged cargo […]
A man tried to board a commercial airliner in Mogadishu last month carrying powdered chemicals, liquid, and a syringe that could have caused an explosion in a case bearing similarities to the terrorist plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day, officials said. China floated the idea of establishing a permanent base in […]
Pirates released a Chinese ship hijacked in mid-October and seized a Yemeni cargo vessel with a crew of 16. Gunmen killed an officer working for an aid organization in the town of Bula-Hawo.
Ten combatants were reportedly killed in heavy fighting between Hizbul Islam and pro-government militia Ahlu-Sunnah Wal-Jama™a near Beledweyne. Ahlu Sunna Wal-Jama™a fighters captured four suspected bombers in Dolow. Hizbul Islam conducted security operations in the areas between lower Shabelle and Bay regions southwest of Mogadishu. A helicopter dropped a $4 million ransom payment onto the […]
Calm returned to Galkayo after intra-clan violence killed 11 people. Shabaab and Hizbul Islam clashed 20km across the Kenyan border. Shabaab peacefully seized five islands near the Kenyan coast. In the last three days, 18 people were killed after insurgents and government forces exchanged mortar fire in Mogadishu.
At least four people were killed in heavy clashes between government forces and rebel fighters in Mogadishu. Gunmen killed the head of security of the World Food Program(WFP) in Beledweyne. State Minister for Defense Sheikh Yusuf Mohammad Siad “Indha’adde” denounced Shabelle Radio and Television and said that it works with Shabaab.
At least 22 people were killed in an exchange of mortars between insurgents and government forces in Mogadishu. Heavy mortars also were fired while the parliament was in session. At least five people were killed by a roadside bomb that targeted government soldiers in Mogadishu. The Shabaab group in the capital led by Amir Abu […]
Shabaab in Mogadishu reportedly split into two groups after a disagreement over the formation of an Islamic government in the capital. Shabaab issued a decree ordering men in Kismayo to grow beards. Hundreds of Ethiopian troops crossed the border and established a base at the strategic Kalaber junction.
A group of pirates detained on a Dutch warship has been released because no country has agreed to prosecute them. At least two civilians were killed by a mortar shell in Mogadishu. A blast targeted two lawmakers near the presidential palace in Mogadishu. Shabaab claimed to have fought the Ethiopian rebel group ONLF in the […]
Two beheaded bodies were found in the central town of Galkayo. Shabaab issued an edict that suspended operations of the United Nations Agency Mine Action in Somalia. African Union peacekeepers arrested two government officials suspected of selling weapons to insurgents.
A roadside bomb killed three Puntland soldiers and injured nine others near Bosaso. At least 20 people were killed in the last 24 hours in heavy fighting between insurgents and government forces in Mogadishu. A firefight ensued between pirates in Hobyo town over ransom money obtained after the release of a Greek vessel.
At least six people were killed in a landmine explosion in the central Galgaduud region. Three people, including two government soldiers, were killed in a gunbattle in Mogadishu. Ahlu Sunnah Waljamaa, the pro-government group that controls central Somalia, has banned women from wearing veils, for security reasons.
Hizbul Islam fighters stoned to death a man accused of adultery and shot a man accused of murder, before hundreds of people in Afgoye. At least three people were killed in clashes between government soldiers and insurgents in Mogadishu.
Shabaab fighters killed more than 10 people in Basra in the Lower Shabelle region in an attack on people praying at a Sufi shrine. Somalia’s government appointed new police and military heads after the president sacked the former police and military chiefs.
A spokesman for Shabaab denied that the group was behind yesterday™s suicide bombing that killed at least 22 people, including three government ministers. The UN envoy to Somalia said it was “outrageous” to suggest anyone else was to blame. The African Union special representative for Somalia listed Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, America, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and […]