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Shabaab stage attack as President visits Kismayo

Kismayo (Harar24) – Today was the first time in twenty years that a Somali president visited Kismayo. However as the President and his envoy were present at the airport, Al-Shabaab fighters were busy firing anti aircraft weapons at aerial vehicle carrying the president.   The attack occurred around midday local time, as the president arrived in Kismayo in order to hold talks with the interim president ...

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Al-Shabaab’s response to Ban Ki-Moon’s call for Amisom troop increase.

Mogadishu (Harar24) – Al-Shabaab’s spokesman Sheik Ali Mohamud Rage (Sheik Ali Dhere) responded to United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon's call to the security council for "a significant temporary boost" to AMISOM's numbers.   Sheik Ali Dhere said in an exclusive interview with Al-Furqan radio that the extra  AMISOM troops supposed to come to Somalia will be of no avail.   Sheik Ali Dhere a ...

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Egypt police arrest senior Brotherhood leader Essam el-Arian

(Aljazeera.com)-Egyptian authorities have detained senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam el-Arian, the latest arrest in a government crackdown against the Islamist movement, an Interior Ministry source said.   Arian, the deputy leader of the Brotherhood-linked Freedom and Justice party, was taken into custody from a residence in New Cairo where he had been in hiding.   "Yes, he's been arrested an ...

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Local NGO: Ethiopian Paramilitary forces execute civilians in Godey

(Ogadentoday Press)- - Ethiopian Paramilitary forces in Ogaden have executed three civilians in Godey Zone in Eastern Part of Ethiopia, volatile region of Ogaden bordering with Somalia. According to locals in Godey, 6 civilians have been arrested by the Paramilitary forces in Godey’s village of Hadhawe, the detainees were taken to Godey town and three of them are found executed by the Paramilitary forces, N ...

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Al-Shabaab spokesman: “We’ve killed 12 Sierra Leonean soldiers in the span of four days”

Mogadishu (Harar24) – Al-Shabaab’s military spokesman Abu Mus’ab Abdulaziz in a press conference given to local media said: “We will continue fighting them until they leave us.”   In the conference the Al-Shabaab spokesman went into detail regarding military operations carried out by the Al-Shabaab organization. “We’ve killed 12 Sierra Leonean soldiers in the span of four days” he claimed in the confer ...

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Somali MP Omar Islow Mohamed passes away in Nairobi

Mogadishu (Harar24) – Somali member of parliament, Omar Islow Mohamed  passed away yesterday in Nairobi’s Aga Khan hospital after having been in poor health for a while.   Omar Islow Mohamed entered the parliament when the first Somali interim government was elected, which was headed  by the then president Abdi Qasim. Omar Islow had since been a member of parliament until his death.   The Somali p ...

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BREAKING: 2 Sierra Leonean armed vehicles damaged as they land in Shabaab ambush

Dhobley (Harar24) – Troops belonging to Sierra Leone landed in an ambush as they were travelling to Tabto.   The ambush occurred this noontime at Dalbiyo, close to Dhobley, in the Lower Jubba region. According to incoming reports, a vehicle belonging to the Sierra Leonean forces was completely destroyed, whilst another one was heavily damaged. Human casualties remain unconfirmed, but further reports to ...

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Heavy fighting in Kismayo as KDF attacked twice last night

Kismayo (Harar24) – Last night’s silence was broken as Al-Shabaab fighters carried out two attacks against the Kenyan forces based in Kismayo.   According to our correspondent, the sounds of explosions were heard all over the southern city as the Kenyan forces based in the airport shelled the city attempting to hit the positions of the insurgents who attacked under the guise of the night. Locals report ...

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U.S. drone strike kills two al Shabaab militants in Somalia

(Washington Times)- A U.S. drone strike in Somalia killed two terrorists of the al Qaeda-affiliated group al Shabaab, including a leader of the group, a U.S. official said.   The drone attack took place Monday near the southern town of Jilib when an armed unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with missiles fired on a vehicle in the town, said the official who is knowledgeable of the raid but who spoke on co ...

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Al-Shabaab rebuilds forces in Somalia as African Union campaign stalls

A Kenyan soldier clambers up to his sentry post and stares out across vast plains of bush, acacia trees and red dust. The savanna is peaceful now, but he knows that when darkness falls the enemy will return, typically a band of 15 to 20 men armed with AK-47 rifles. "Every night they are in front of us," the soldier says. "They shoot and go. They run away."   Along the frontline, the Kenyans have piled ...

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