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Deadly Kulbiyow camp attack by Al-Shabaab left 68 Kenya soldiers dead – Military sources

At least 68 Kenyan soldiers were killed in the Friday dawn attack on their camp by Al Shabaab militants in Somalia, according to military resources. Two platoons consisting of 72 men survived after their commanders ordered that they retreat, in a possible tactical error in which the other two platoon took on the attackers, suffering massively before the camp was overrun. A company, in military terms, has fo ...

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Witnesses say dozens of KDF soldiers killed in Al-Shabaab attack on Kenya troops base in Kulbiyow

Witnesses have confirmed claims that Islamic militants killed dozens of Kenyan troops in an attack on a remote military base in Somalia. A spokesman for al-Shabaab, which has been fighting an insurgency in Somalia for more than a decade, said on Friday morning that its fighters had killed at least 57 Kenyans deployed with a regional peacekeeping mission at the base in Kulbiyow, near the Kenyan border. Sheik ...

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Somalia’s Al-Shabaab says kills dozens of Kenyan troops in deadly attack on major KDF military base

The  al Shabaab group said on Friday its fighters killed dozens of Kenyan troops when they attacked a remote military base in Somalia on Thursday, a claim the Kenyan army denied. A spokesman for al Shabaab, which often launches attacks on the African troops fighting with the African Union's AMISOM force, said its fighters killed at least 57 Kenyans at the base in the southern town of Kulbiyow, near the Keny ...

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Somalia: Many dead after gunfire and explosion targets luxury hotel in Mogadishu

At least 13 people are reported to have been killed after militants set off two explosions outside a luxury hotel in Mogadishu and stormed the building. Heavy gunfire could still be heard inside the Dayah hotel in the Somali capital, the Associated Press news agency reported. Dozens of people - including politicians - were staying at the hotel at the time of the attack. The Islamist extremist group al-Shaba ...

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Somali herders hard hit as drought strikes

Until he breathed his last, Mr Omar Hassan led a decent life as pastoralist in central Somalia's Galgadud region. He was comfortable, earning and eating his daily bread. But with diminishing water and pasture in the Horn of Africa country, Mr Hassan's fortunes started dwindling. His livestock couldn't take the heat and died one by one leaving him a pauper. In November last year, Mr Hassan was left with an e ...

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Amisom, Somali security forces, killed 92 civilians in last four months of 2016: UN

Somali security forces and African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) troops killed 92 civilians in the last four months of 2016, the United Nations reported yesterday. That was one civilian death more than those attributed to al-Shabaab “or unidentified persons” in the same period, according to the UN secretary-general’s report to the Security Council. Somalia’s national army and police were responsible for ...

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AMISOM seeks 9 000 more troops as Burundi orders start of troops withdrawal from Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has asked member states for at least 9 000 more troops to enhance peacekeeping and stabilisation operations as well as intensifying the fight against the Islamist Al Shabaab insurgency. Addressing delegates to a recent meeting held in Mogadishu, the Somalia Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Ambassador Francisco Madeir ...

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At least 12 killed after Massive blast rocks near AMISOM’s HQ in Mogadishu

At least 12 people have been killed after a suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a security checkpoint near Mogadishu's international airport, police in the capital said. Captain Mohamed Hussein told Associated Press news agency on Monday that the blast took place as security forces were searching cars at the checkpoint, a few hundred metres from the main base of the African Union peaceke ...

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Burundi Says Will Pull Troops From Somalia Over Money

BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Burundi's president on Friday threatened to pull out almost 5,500 troops contributing to the African Union mission in Somalia over nearly a year of unpaid allowances, in another sign of tensions with the force's largest donor, the European Union. If there is no payment by January, Burundi will recall the more than 5,400 troops from the 22,000-strong regional force protecting Somalia's w ...

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Deputy commander of Somalia Presidential Guard Shot Dead Inside Compound

A search was being conducted for a suspect in Somalia after a presidential guard turned his gun on a colleague Saturday, killing the senior official and wounding a second person inside the presidential compound, witnesses and authorities said. Shador Haji, the Presidential Palace communications director, confirmed the killing late Saturday. The dead official was identified as Colonel Abdirahman Abdulle Qorg ...

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