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At least 14 Civilians killed after soldiers clash over food aid in Somalia’s Baidoa town

At least 14 people, most of them civilians, have been killed after soldiers clashed over food aid in Somalia's drought-stricken city of Baidoa. The fighting broke out at a distribution site on Friday after a group of soldiers tried to steal food sacks meant for refugees and other soldiers guarding the aid stopped them, Colonel Isaq Hassan said. At least 20 people were injured. Some were in critical conditio ...

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Al-Shabaab overruns major military base in Puntland kills over 45 soldiers

Mogadishu - lslamist militant group Al-Shabaab killed more than 40 Puntland  soldiers and seized control of their military base in Af-Arur village 75 KM west of the port town of Bosaso Thursday,  Residents & officials tell the media. The battle which erupted in the early hours of Thursday morning after militants overrun Af-urur military base which hosts hundreds of “Darawish” troops.  Major Mohamed Abdi ...

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Kenya Anti-Terror Police arrests 5 youth “en route” to Somalia in Isiolo town

Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) have arrested five youth in Isiolo town who were allegedly on their way to Somalia to join Al-Shabaab militants. They are all below 20 years and hail from Tulluroba and Chechelesi estates. The two estates had been in the news for some time now where dozens of youths are said to have travelled to Somalia to join the terror group. County Commissioner George Natembeya said the su ...

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10 Ethiopian Soldiers killed in a heavy fighting between ONLF and Ethiopian soldiers

The Ogaden National Liberation Army (ONLA) is continuing its offensive against Ethiopian troops in Ogaden.. A senior member of the Ogaden National Liberation Army informs Ogaden news agency(ONA ) today, on the 3rd of June 2017, that a fierce fighting took place between ONLA and Ethiopian soldiers in Anfi Village of Hamaro district in Nogob Region. The ONLA has killed 10 Soldiers and wounded unknown numbers ...

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Somalia and the Limits of U.S. Bombing

The Trump administration has made it clear that the United States will take a more aggressive approach to battling al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia. In March, President Trump granted the military expanded authorities to operate in Somalia, paving the way for an accelerated military campaign. By declaring parts of Somalia an “area of active hostilities,” Mr. Trump gave the Department of Defense authority to ...

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Al Shabaab militants overrun Somali army base, killing several soldiers

Al Shabaab fighters attacked a remote Somali army base northwest of the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, killing several government soldiers, officials and the militants said. The Islamist group, which has launched several attacks there in the last few years, said it had seized control of the entire town of Goofgaduud. "We have captured Goofgaduud. We killed 16 soldiers in the fighting," said Sheikh Abdiasis A ...

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Defense Department identifies Navy SEAL killed in Somalia as Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken

Washington - A Navy SEAL who was killed in an operation against terrorist group al-Shabaab in Somalia earlier this week has been identified by the Department of Defense as Kyle Milliken, 38, of Falmouth, Maine.. Milliken, a senior chief special warfare operator, was killed Thursday in a remote area of Somalia 40 miles west of Mogadishu when he and other troops came under small-arms fire. Milliken was a memb ...

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One Navy SEAL Killed, 2 injured in during clashes between Al-Shabaab fighters & US Forces in Lower Shabelle region

WASHINGTON — An American Navy SEAL was killed on Thursday during a raid against the Islamic militant group known as the Shabab in Somalia, Pentagon officials said. Defense Department officials said the service member was in Somalia as part of an advise-and-assist mission alongside members of the Somali National Army. He was killed in an operation near Barii, around 40 miles west of Mogadishu, according to a ...

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Somali minister shot dead near presidential palace

Bodyguards for Somalia's auditor general shot dead a government minister in an apparent accident near the presidential palace in Mogadishu on Wednesday evening, police said. Auditor general Nur Farah's bodyguards opened fire on a car carrying Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji, the public works and reconstruction minister, near a checkpoint close to the palace, said police captain Mohamed Hussein. Senior Somali ...

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Germany’s Gabriel makes surprise visit to Somalia

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Monday pledged to double aid to drought-hit Somalia, where more than 6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Gabriel arrived in the capital, Mogadishu, under heavy security on an unannounced visit, the first ever by a German foreign minister to the Horn of Africa country. Echoing warnings from the United Nations, Gabriel said several years of drough ...

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