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US strike targets vehicle bomb in Somalia

Washington, United States | AFP |  US forces in Somalia have conducted a strike against a bomb-laden vehicle that was going to be used against civilians in Mogadishu, the US military’s Africa Command said Wednesday. The strike against Al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab militants occurred early January 2 about 50 kilometers (30 miles) …

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US forces kill 13 Shabaab militants in air strike

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | The United States carried out an air strike on Christmas Eve against the Shabaab Islamist group that left 13 dead, according to a statement released Wednesday. “In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab militants on the morning …

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Brig Lokech takes charge in Somalia as exit plans start

Mogadishu, Somalia | AMISOM NEWS | The incoming Contingent Commander of the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Brig Paul Lokech, took over office on Tuesday at a ceremony held in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Brigadier Lokech succeeds Brig Kayanja Muhanga, who has …

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US air strike destroys vehicle bomb outside Mogadishu

Washington, United States | AFP | US forces in Somalia conducted an air strike Tuesday against a bomb-laden vehicle outside Mogadishu that was deemed an “imminent threat” to the capital, officials said. The strike occurred about 65 kilometers (40 miles) southwest of Mogadishu and comes after as many as 512 people …

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THIS WEEK: UPDF awarded for good work in Somalia

THIS WEEK: UPDF awarded for good work in Somalia Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | UPDF battle group 22 which has been serving under African Union Mission in Somalia commonly known as AMISOM commanded by Col Bernard Tuhame has been awarded medals of honor by the mission. The troops that …

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Report finds 512 died in deadliest Somalia bombing

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | As many as 512 died in an October truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu, an emergency committee investigating the terrorist atrocity has found. An earlier death toll of 358 already made the October 14 bombing the deadliest terrorist attack in Somalia’s history. No group claimed …

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Vote counting begins after breakaway Somaliland’s presidential poll

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Officials began counting votes in the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland after residents on Monday took part in its third presidential poll, hoping to bolster its democratic credentials and strengthen the case for independence from troubled Somalia. The northern territory, which is more tribally homogenous and stable …

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Breakaway Somaliland votes for new president

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Residents of the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland voted Monday in its third presidential poll, hoping to prove its democratic credentials and strengthen the case for independence from troubled Somalia. The northern territory, which is more tribally homogenous and stable than the rest of Somalia, broke away …

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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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