Civilians Killed in US Drone Strike in Mubarak

11.09.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia The United States Military Africa Command (AFRICOM) has conducted an drone strike in Somalia which has killed 7 civilians in Mubaarak, Lower Shabelle region of Hirshabelle State. This is another major drone strike by the US government in recent weeks: On August 9th, the AFRCOM conducted a drone strike near the regional... Continue Reading →

US to train more Danab Commandos

07.09.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia Somali Defence Minister Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur alongside the Somali National Army Chief Gen. Odowaa Yusuf Raage met with the US Ambassador to Somalia, Larry Andre in Mogadishu this afternoon to confirm the training of more Danab commandos as the projected is signed off. The US began training Danab Commandos in 2014 and... Continue Reading →

President Hassan Sheikh vows ‘all-out war’ against Al-Shabaab following deadly 30-hour siege

24.8.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud pledged "an all-out war" against Al-Shabab in his first statement since the militants besieged Hayat Hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu for over 30-hours. The attack which began Friday evening was the first of its nature or status since the horrendous Al-Shabab car-bomb attack in December of 2019... Continue Reading →

Al-Shabab attack on Somali Galbeed, Why Now?

06.08.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia The scale of the Al-Shabab attack on Somali Galbeed (Somali State) has come as a surprise to many security and political analysts alike. It is clear that Al-Shabab has spent a lengthy amount of time preparing including recruiting, arming and training of new fighters as well as devising both military and political... Continue Reading →

Why is the United States interested in Somalia?

06.06.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia On the 16th of May 2022, President Biden signed an order authorising the United States military to once again deploy hundreds of troops to Somalia. The decision reversed a previous decision made by former President Donald J. Trump to withdraw nearly all 700 ground troops who had been previously stationed there. Additionally,... Continue Reading →

Over 10 Militants Killed in Lower Shabelle

At least 10 al-Shabab militants were killed by Ugandan soldiers with African Union mission this afternoon. The troops using helicopter gunships also destroyed an Al-Shabaab technical vehicle in Lower Shabelle region, according governor Abdulkadir M. Nur Siidi. AMISOM under the Ministry of Defence It was earlier this week that AMISOM transferred the responsibility of security... Continue Reading →

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