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We did not bomb al Shabaab fighters in Somalia, says US after ‘false reports’

We did not bomb al Shabaab fighters in Somalia, says US after ‘false reports’

The United States has denied conducting air strikes in southwest Somalia on April 14, 2017. Several social media platforms and websites had reported that US military conducted air strikes in Somalia. The Chicago Tribune said the US military sent dozens of regular troops to Somalia in the largest such deployment to the Horn of Africa country in roughly two decades. But in a ...

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Aid workers attacked with roadside bomb near Mogadishu.

Aid workers attacked with roadside bomb near Mogadishu.

A roadside bomb hits a convoy carrying aid workers outside the capital city of Mogadishu causing no casualties, KNN reports on Wednesday. UAE nationals among the targeted members according to Somali police. Al-Shabaab is likely behind the attack. The aid workers left Mogadishu for helping and visiting drought displaced families who are resettled on the outskirts of the capital.  

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Al-Shabaab fired mortars kill school children in Mogadishu.

Al-Shabaab fired mortars kill school children in Mogadishu.

At least three people among them two kids were killed in a three mortar shells that landed in neighborhoods of Hawlwadag and Warta-nabadda districts police and witnesses said Tuesday, KNN reports. The militants, Al-Shabaab group is the main suspect of the attack police said. 8 other civilians were wounded in the attack, among them school children. In the weekend, Security forces ...

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Somalia: UN, global partners commend creation of National Security Council.

Somalia: UN, global partners commend creation of National Security Council.

The United Nations and other members of the international community today commended Somalia’s Federal Government and the Federal Member States for agreeing to form a National Security Council, as well as decisions taken on priorities such as fighting corruption and drought response. These decisions follow two days of consultations held in the capital, Mogadishu, led by Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi ...

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4 people dead of hunger in central Somalia.

4 people dead of hunger in central Somalia.

At least four people are said to be dead of hunger in the Somalia’s Hiiraan region, KNN reports on Tuesday. Somali government officials in the town of Beledwayne  said that four people dead of hunger within the last 24 hours. Thousands of drought displaced families arrrived in Beledwayne since last week officials said.  

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What Erdogan’s narrow referendum victory means for Turkey.

What Erdogan’s narrow referendum victory means for Turkey.

On Sunday evening in Ankara, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stood on the balcony at the headquarters of his Justice and Development Party, or AKP, and hailed an election victory that will put him out of a job. The “Yes” camp in Turkey’s referendum, led by Yildirim’s boss, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, appeared to win a slender victory over the ...

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Awqaf donates Dh1m to Somalia aid campaign.

Awqaf donates Dh1m to Somalia aid campaign.

Awqaf, the Islamic affairs and endowments authority, has donated Dh1 million to Emirates Red Crescent’s ‘For You Somalia’ campaign, as part of the organisation’s relief efforts abroad. The campaign was launched in response to a looming famine that has left an estimated 360,000 children suffering from acute malnutrition. A public fundraising campaign will be launched later this week and the ...

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In women’s basketball, Woodbury coach sees hope for Somalia.

In women’s basketball, Woodbury coach sees hope for Somalia.

“Nobody was judging us because we had a government that was stable and protecting us,” she told the Pioneer Press Osman, now 40 and living in Woodbury, returned to her home country in December to coach in a tournament that signaled the defiant rebirth of Somali women’s basketball decades after its civil war began. Amid death threats from al-Shabab terrorists ...

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Somalia forces kill two militants in Mogadishu.

Somalia forces kill two militants in Mogadishu.

Two men were killed in the Somali capital after they were spotted firing mortars that appeared to be aimed at the international airport on Sunday, police and officials said. The heavily guarded, sprawling airport base is the site of many U.N. agencies, African Union peacekeepers and embassies. “Two militants firing mortars were killed and then their car bomb exploded. There ...

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Air strikes kill over 100 Al-Shabaab militants in southern Somalia

Air strikes kill over 100 Al-Shabaab militants in southern Somalia

More than 100 Al-Shabaab militants including 20 commanders are believed to have been killed in southern Somalia by U.S. air strikes early Saturday, residents and officials said. The residents and security officers said the warplanes targeted the militants’ hideouts in Wargaduud and El-Adde where several Kenyan soldiers were killed by Al-Shabaab militants in January 2016. Among senior Al-Shabaab commanders killed ...

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