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Three US strikes in Somalia kill ‘several’ militants

  Washington, United States | AFP |  US forces have carried out three strikes in the past two days in Somalia against both the Al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab group and Islamic State group jihadists, killing several, the military announced Sunday. The first operation, launched Saturday at 1330 GMT, took place near …

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AU to reduce troops in Somalia by 1,000 this year

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  The African Union’s mission in Somalia has said it will withdraw 1,000 troops fighting jihadists in the country this year, as part of plans to pull out all soldiers by December 2020. In a statement released Tuesday, the AU’s special representative for Somalia Francisco Madeira …

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AMISOM troops in massive operation to flush out Al-Shabaab

Mogadishu, Somalia | AMISOM | The African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) troops have launched a massive operation to flush out Al-Shabaab militants in Lower Shabelle region and secure main supply routes in the area. According to Lt Col, Israel Kaheru Bagenda, the Commanding Officer of 11 Infantry Battalion of Uganda …

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US warns diplomatic staff of ‘specific threat’ at Mogadishu airport

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | The US mission to Somalia on Saturday urged all of its non-essential staff to leave Mogadishu immediately following a specific threat against them at the capital’s international airport. The warning came just hours after US forces confirmed carrying out their first-ever drone strikes targeting Islamic State …

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US strikes IS in Somalia for first time

Washington, United States | AFP |  The US conducted a pair of drone strikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia on Friday, the first time America has hit the jihadists in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said. The strikes occurred in northeastern Somalia and killed “several terrorists,” the US …

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Somalia sacks security chiefs as attack toll hits 27

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | The death toll from a deadly attack on a hotel in Mogadishu rose to 27 on Sunday, prompting the Somali government to sack its police and intelligence chiefs. The move came after Al-Qaeda aligned Shabaab gunmen staged coordinated bomb attacks Saturday outside the Nasa Hablod …

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The deadliest attacks in Somalia since 2010

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | A weekend attack claimed by the Al-Qaeda aligned Shabaab on a hotel in Mogadishu has killed at least 27 people, just two weeks after the deadliest attack in Somalia’s history killed 358 people in the capital. It is just the latest in a string of …

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Gunmen killed after Mogadishu attack left 14 dead

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Somalia’s security ministry said Sunday that forces had killed two gunmen and captured three after a siege at a Mogadishu hotel following a twin car bombing that left at least 14 dead. Spokesman Abdiasiz Ali Ibrahim said a number of people had been rescued from …

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