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Al-Shabaab releases hour long video on Woolwich attack

By Harar24′s Editorials team Al-Shabaab’s media wing, Al-Kataib released a 58 minutes long video today. The title of the video “Woolwich attack: It’s an eye for an eye” appears to have been taken from the words of Michael Adebolajo, who after killing Lee Rigby at Woolwich said in front of a camera said: “An eye for an eye & tooth for a tooth”. The video was taken down several times and digitally corrupt ...

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Al-Shabaab opens psychiatric hospital

Al-Shabaab has become a name many a times associated with bombings, kidnappings, amputations and assassinations. However the Al-Shabaab movement, a designated terrorist group by many Western governments, opened a psychiatric hospital last Sunday. The hospital was opened up in the city of Barawe in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, which according to Al-Shabaab accommodates to people with mental disorder ...

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Al-Shabaab holds large festival in Barawe

Al-Shabaab today held large festivals in the territories under their control which local residents participated in. The insurgent group holds these types of festivals every year in honor of the Eid celebrations. Thousands of locals attend these festival as Al-Shabaab tries to win the hearts and minds of the Somali population who live under the territories they control.   One such festival was held in t ...

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Large Eid celebrations held in Shabaab held areas

Adherents to the Islamic faith have celebrated Eid all around the world today. War torn Somalia is no exception to this, as Somalis all over the country came together in their respective cities in the morning to join one and another in Eid prayers.   After the prayers the people disperse, children go touring around the city collecting sweets and money; others go to visit family and relatives, elders ma ...

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Al Shabab fighters attack Amisom base in Elasha Biyaha last night

Mogadishu (Harar24) Heavy fighting was reported last night at a AMISOM base near Elasha Biyaha in Lower Shabelle Region.   Residents in Elasha Biyaha reported that units from Al-Shabaab carried out an attack last night on AMISOM forces base near Elasha Biyaha.   Residents who spoke with Harar24 reporters said the fighters attacked the town early in the morning, as the sounds of the heavy machine g ...

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Car ablaze inside the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu this afternoon

Mogadishu (Harar24) – A car has been found engulfed in flames inside a car park in the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu located in the Hodan district this afternoon. The flame which’s causes still remain unknown damaged three others surrounding cars and part of the embassy, eye witnesses tell reporters.   No one has yet claimed responsibility for the incident which occurred around sunset and authorities ar ...

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Fighting between Al-Shabaab and Amisom forces in Yaq-bari Weyne last night

Mogadishu (Harar24) Heavy fighting was reported last night at a village near Yaq-bari Weyne town in Lower Shabelle Region.   Residents in Yaq-bari Weyne reported that units from Al-Shabaab carried out an attack last night on AMISOM forces who are based near the city of Yaq-bari Weyne.   According to locals who spoke to our correspondent various weapons were used in last night’s attack in the city ...

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AU calls for more troops in Somalia

Addis Ababa (Harar24) – The African Union on Friday decided to increase its presence of troops in Somalia by an extra 6,235 troops, which will bring the total number of AU troops in Somalia to a bolstering number of 23,966.   Al-Shabaab which carried out the Westgate mall attack has had the African Union and the rest of the world deeply concerned. The attack outlines the reach of Al-Shabaab and the Afr ...

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Puntland security forces shut down Golis telecommuncations offices

Bosaso (Harar24) - Reports are indicating that armed troops loyal Abdirahman Farole the head of the autonomous state of Puntland have stormed the buildings of the biggest telecommunication company in Puntland, Golis telecommunication.   The two offices which are located in Bosaso and Garowe were taken over earlier this morning by armed forces after closing off all roads leading to the buildings.  The f ...

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5 people killed as KDF forces open fire on civilians in Kismayo

Kismayo (Harar24) – Details regarding yesterday’s roadside bomb against KDF forces in Afmadow Neighborood in Kismayo are coming out. At least 7 people were killed 5 of them being civilians as KDF forces opened fire on civilians who were near the bomb blast site.   According to eyewitnesses the explosion occurred at the town’s Via Afmadow area when an armored vehicle used by the KDF forces was hit by an ...

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