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Four Al-Shabaab fighters reportedly surrendered to Somali troops.

Four Al-Shabaab fighters reportedly surrendered to Somali troops.

At least 4 gunmen believed to be detected from militant group Al-Shabaab surrendered to Somali government forces in Gofgaduud in Southwest state of Somalia, KNN reports on Monday, citing military sources. The regional administration of the Southwest state in Baidabo city confirmed the news. No independent sources to support the claims.

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Security Forces Conduct Massive Operations in Mogadishu.

Security Forces Conduct Massive Operations in Mogadishu.

Somali Security forces have launched massive security operations in the Country’s capital, Mogadishu, KNN reports on Monday. Residents in Yaqshid district said that the Security forces were targeting residential houses to find out any al-Shabab suspects. The Government steps up measures on security in the capital city, which was improving for the past weeks.

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NEW AL-SHABAB VIDEO CALLS TRUMP ‘BRAINLESS BILLIONAIRE.

NEW AL-SHABAB VIDEO CALLS TRUMP ‘BRAINLESS BILLIONAIRE.

The Somalia-based al-Shabab is mocking President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a “brainless billionaire” as his administration steps up military efforts against the extremist group. The SITE Intelligence Group says the video released Sunday includes the criticism of Trump as it addresses next month’s presidential election in neighboring Kenya. Al-Shabab has claimed a growing number of ...

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Somalia: Roadside blast kills 4 soldiers

Somalia: Roadside blast kills 4 soldiers

At least four soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a roadside blast targeted a security convoy in southwest Somalia, police said on Sunday, Anadolu reported. The attack took place near the town of Baidoa, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) southwest of Mogadishu, the capital of the Horn of Africa nation. Four soldiers from the southwest state forces were ...

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Girl Dies in IDP Camp Blast in Somalia, 17 Injured

Girl Dies in IDP Camp Blast in Somalia, 17 Injured

A child died and 17 people were injured Saturday when a grenade went off among a group of people at an IDP camp in Somalia’s Sool region, a local official told VOA.“A child picked up an unexploded bomb somewhere near the camp and brought it among a group of IDPs resting under the shade of a tree and started playing ...

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Ethiopia releases 114 Somali Prisoners.

Ethiopia releases 114 Somali Prisoners.

At least 114 Somali Prisoners who have been released from jails in Ethiopia arrived in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday at evening. They were freed under agreements made by governments of Ethiopia and Somalia early July said official who asked to be unnamed befuase he is not allowed to engage with media over this issue. “Ethiopia opted to hand these ...

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Somalia: Efforts to de-escalate deadly tensions in Heraale underway.

Somalia: Efforts to de-escalate deadly tensions in Heraale underway.

A precarious calm reported in the Heraale Village of the Galgaduud region where deadly clashes have been taking place over the last couple of days, KNN reports on Saturday. The fighting between two local militias from Ahlu-Sunna Waljama and local other militiamen claimed the lives of at least 15 people on both sides. Residents fled the area as tensions are ...

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MINNEAPOLIS SHOOTING BRINGS UNWELCOME ATTENTION TO SOMALIS

MINNEAPOLIS SHOOTING BRINGS UNWELCOME ATTENTION TO SOMALIS

 The killing of an unarmed Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer who is a Somali-American has turned an unwelcome spotlight on the city’sbeleaguered Somali community, where many again find themselves on the defensive. The city’s police chief said Officer Mohamed Noor’s race and ethnicity had nothing to do with the July 15 killing of Justine Damond, who was shot ...

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KENYA ARMY KILLS SENIOR AL SHABAAB COMMANDER WITH HIS BODY GUARDS.

KENYA ARMY KILLS SENIOR AL SHABAAB COMMANDER WITH HIS BODY GUARDS.

Kenya Defence Forces says it has killed a senior Al-Shabaab commander. Hassan Issack Ibrahim alias Beila, who was in charge of Gelef area in Somalia was killed together with two bodyguards during an operation jointly carried out with Jubaland security forces, said the KDF. Hassan is believed to have been the force behind the hijacking of miraa vehicles on the ...

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Students in Somalia stand with Turkey against the attempted coup.

Students in Somalia stand with Turkey against the attempted coup.

Students in Somalia have expressed their support for the Turkish people against the failed coup which was launched last year, a video which was released online on the anniversary of the event shows. “The Turkish people’s will and unity prevented the coup orchestrators from reaching their goals,” the students from the Recep Tayyip Erdogan School of Health Services, affiliated to ...

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