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US commando killed, four wounded in Somalia attack

Washington, United States | AFP | An American commando was killed Friday in an attack in southern Somalia that also wounded four US military personnel along with a Somali soldier, officials said. The attack occurred in Jubaland, where a large force comprising about 800 Somali, Kenyan and US troops were …

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US says strike kills 27 Shabaab militants in Horn of Africa

Washington, United States | AFP | US forces have carried out their second Horn of Africa air strike in three days, killing another 27 Shabaab jihadists, the American military said on Monday. The latest strike occurred on Saturday in Somaliland, about 26 miles (42 kilometers) southwest of Bosasso port in …

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US says air strike kills 12 militants in Somalia

Washington, United States | AFP | A US air strike in Somalia killed 12 militants from the Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda affiliate that launches regular attacks on targets in the African nation, the United States Africa Command said on Friday. It said US forces conducted the strike on Thursday in conjunction …

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Somali leader urges calm after clashes in disputed north

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has urged troops from two rival provinces to halt their fire after heavy clashes in a disputed northern border region left several dead. Tensions in the unrecognised breakaway northern state of Somaliland and the semi-autonomous Somali state of Puntland erupted …

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UN extends African peace mission in Somalia

United Nations, United States | AFP |  A UN-backed peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which faces attacks by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, received unanimous Security Council backing Tuesday until July 31. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), with about 21,600 troops, operates with the approval of the UN and relies on …

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Somalia’s Shabaab stone woman to death for marrying 11 men

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Shabaab militants stoned a Somali woman to death on Wednesday after an Islamic court sentenced her to the punishment for having married 11 men, the Al-Qaeda-linked group and witnesses said. According to witnesses the woman was publicly executed in the Sablaale district of the lower …

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Beyond security: The bliss that UPDF brings to Somalia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A market for women, a football playground for youth, food supplies and health services, are some of the projects that Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) contingent under the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has started for folks in Somalia. It’s these projects that have aided …

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Bomb kills nine Kenyan soldiers on Somalia patrol

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Nine Kenyan soldiers were killed in southern Somalia when their convoy hit a roadside bomb, authorities said Monday, in an attack claimed by the Islamist group Al-Shabaab. “Earlier today, I was appalled and saddened to learn that we had lost nine young patriots to a …

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Four killed in suspected Shabaab attack in northern Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Four people were killed in the northern Kenyan town of Mandera, which borders Somalia, police said Friday, in an attack blamed on Islamist group Al-Shabaab. The four men, all non-Muslims who were not from the area, were attacked at a remote quarry on Thursday night, …

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Gunmen kidnap German nurse in Somalia capital

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Armed men abducted a German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross on Wednesday evening from a compound in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, the aid group said Thursday. “We are deeply concerned about the safety of our colleague,” said Daniel O’Malley, ICRC’s deputy …

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