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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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US drone targets Al-Shabaab members in Somalia

Jilib (Harar24) – Two men believed to be of Somali origin belonging to the Al-Shabaab movement have been killed in what is believed to have been a drone strike.   The attack occurred at around 1:30pm local time while the men were travelling in their car around the Haram area close to the town of Jilib in the Middle Jubba region. There have been several drone attacks in Somalia in the recent years, wher ...

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Shabelle headquarter, equipment confiscated and others stolen.

Mogadishu (Harar24) – Two days after the storming and takeover of the building which Shabelle Radio used as a headquarter, unfortunate details regarding the event are emerging.   According to many sources when security forces entered the building by force, before arresting the employees they started beating them, unfortunately for the security forces the radio station was still on air and the beatings ...

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KDF base in Kismayo airport came under attack last night

Mogadishu (Harar24) Heavy fighting was reported last night the city of Kismayo near the  Airport in Lower Jubba Region.   Residents in Kismayo reported that units from Al-Shabaab carried out an attack last night on KDF forces who are based near the Kismayo Airport.   The exact number of casualties caused by the fighting is not known but residents say they believe there were casualties in last nigh ...

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ONLF attacks several military posts in Ogaden

(Ogadentoday Press)- Ogaden National Liberation Front, a group fighting for self-determination of Ogaden Region in eastern Ethiopia since 1994 has said in statement Today that they have carried out several attacks in Ogaden.   According to the Report, ONLF fighters have attacked a small village located at Korehey Zone, district of Shaygoosh and killed Four Ethiopian troops meanwhile wounded 5 others. ...

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