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Al-Shabaab fighters Recapture areas in Southern Somalia

Al-Shabaab militants have taken control of a town in lower shabelle region. Al shabaab captures some areas in Baraawe City, the witnesses revealed that Somali National Army which operates a military base in the town left at around 3 a.m. local time paving way for entry of the militants who have now taken charge. The AMISOM forces now in Bula-Mareer ...

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Somali police and intelligence chiefs sacked after Al Shabab hotel attack

Somalia’s government dismissed the national police and intelligence chiefs on Sunday after a deadly attack on a hotel in the capital by Al Shabab militants. Intelligence agency boss Abdillahi Mohamed Sanbalooshe and police chief Abdihakim Dahir Said were “fired for the purpose of serious accountability,” information minister Abdirahman Omar Osman announced after a cabinet meeting. The attack on the Nasahablod Two hotel came exactly two weeks after a lorry bombing killed at least ...

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Somalia congratulates Turkish Republic Day

The Government and People of the Federal Republic of Somalia have the great pleasure to extend their warmest congratulations and best wishes to the Governmentand People of Turkey as they celebrate the 94th Anniversary of Turkish Republic Day. The Republic of Turkey is a valuable ally, friend and supporter of Somalia with whomwe seek to strengthen our bilateral ties even ...

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Thaabit – “We will launch an immediate accountability.”

In yet another shocking incident of terror attack, the al-Shabab attacked Nasa Hablood 2 Hotel near presidential palace – killing at least twenty including regional minister. The mayor of Mogadishu, Thaabit Abdi Mohamed condemned the attack in the strongest term possible. He praised the rescue operation conducted by the security forces. “It’s unacceptable that in not more than two weeks, ...

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Turkey Condemns Somali capital bomb attack

The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the Oct. 28 bomb attack in Somali capital Mogadishu that claimed the lives of at least 10 people. “We strongly condemn this heinous terrorist attack,” the ministry said in a written statement posted on its website. “We wish God’s mercy upon those who lost their lives in the attack, convey our condolences to the families ...

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Security Forces Rescue Number Of People Trapped Inside Stormed Hotel

Sporadic gunfire and hand grenade explosions were break down  inside Nasahablood 2 hotel where Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked on Saturday afternoon at around 4:55pm local time, the security forces are tirelessly engaged in rescuing people who are trapped inside the attacked hotel, as the attack concluded. The forces have so far succeeded in rescuing number of people including government officials and ...

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Car bomb Attack on Mogadishu Hotel Kills at Least 23

A “hellish” gun battle erupted at a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu after militants rammed a car bomb into the gates and stormed the building. A second car bomb targeted the former parliament house nearby, and a third blast was reported when an attacker detonated a suicide vest at the hotel. At least 23 people, including many policemen, were ...

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Germany jails Two Islamists for Fighting in Somalia, Syria

A Frankfurt court on Friday sentenced two men to jail in separate cases for joining Islamist fighters in Somalia and Syria. A Somali-born German national, identified only as 29-year-old Abshir A., was found guilty of membership of a foreign terrorist group for fighting alongside Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab militants. The court in the western German city handed him a prison term of ...

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Somali PM Visits Terror Attack Victims Receiving Treatment in Turkey

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre on Thursday met the injured victims of of the recent Mogadishu blast who have been receiving treatment in a hospital in Ankara. Thirty-five Somalis, including three children, injured in the terror attack were airlifted to Turkey for medical treatment following an Oct. 14 truck bomb which killed at least 358 people and injured 228 ...

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Al-Shabab Stones Somali Mother Of 8 To Death

Al-Shabab militants in Somalia have stoned a mother of eight to death for allegedly committing adultery. Hundreds of residents gathered at a public square in the town of Saakow, about 400 kilometers south of Mogadishu, to watch the execution on Thursday, residents said. In an audio posted on an al-Shabab website, an al-Shabab judge said the woman, identified as Habiba ...

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