Angry Locals Take Al Shabaab Militants Captive

Al Shabaab militants are reported to be fleeing from towns they previously controlled south of Mogadishu as joint operations by Somali special Forces also known as “Danab” and AMISOM gain momentum. In a daring turn of events in the small town of Goobweyn, armed locals assisted in these operations by kidnapping some of the militants... Continue Reading →

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Casualties Reported As Al Shabaab Sets Children’s Home On Fire

Three babies and 2 female caregivers died in Mogadishu after Al Shabaab militants doused their house in kerosene and set it ablaze. Several others were injured as the fire spread through the children’s home A woman living next door said she heard a car approach the home in the middle of the night and heard the... Continue Reading →

Al Shabaab Kills Man During Prayers In Mogadishu Mosque

The AU Special Representative for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, has strongly condemned the recent brazen attack on a Mosque in Mogadishu’s Hamar Jajab district, in which one person was killed. An Al-Shabaab gunman attacked worshippers Saturday evening, during ‘Maqrib’ prayers and shot one person before escaping with his gun. “I am dismayed at this... Continue Reading →

KDF Rolls Out Vaccination Camps In Lamu County

The Kenya Defence Forces soldiers-KDF who are currently conducting the multi-agency security operation Linda Boni have rolled out several medical camps in the areas of operation to residents in dire need of Medicare. Today, more than 100 children under the age of 5 years residing in the areas of Milimani, Basuba, Mangai and Mararani received... Continue Reading →

AMISOM To Reconstruct FOBs In Transition Plan

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), has intensified plans to enhance twenty of its Forward Operating Bases (FOBs), over the next six months, to bolster military operations. The enhancement of the select FOBs, will be implemented in line with the Transition Plan. A team of AU and UNSOS engineering support teams; technical experts from... Continue Reading →

Unfulfilled Promises Prompt Al Shabaab Members’ Return

Some foreign fighters within Al Shabaab ranks are returning home in droves citing poor living conditions and mistreatment, according to intelligence reports. Ten Al Shabaab returnees recently surrendered to Kenya Defence Force (KDF) in Amisom’s Sector II. One of the returnees, Omar Said Omar, from Lamu told security agents that poor living conditions, mistreatment by indigenous Somalis within Al Shabaab ranks and lack of salaries... Continue Reading →

Security Forces Destroy Al Shabaab Networks And Equipment

The Somali National Army (SNA) destroyed Al Shabaab militants’ networks on Saturday in locations near Qoryoley town in lower Shabelle town in southern Somalia. Army Commander Mohamed Mohamud Gutale told State-owned radio the military operation targeted militants’ strongholds and successfully destroyed the terrorists’ equipment. The Army Commander said the forces implicated serious injuries on the... Continue Reading →

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