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Somali National Army kills Al-Shabaab fighters in an operation

Somali National Army together with the Southwest State forces has today on Wednesday carried out successful operation in a location near Hudur town in Bakool region. Ugaas Hassan, Minister of Information of the Southwest State told Somali National News Agency that three Al-Shabaab fighters were killed and another one wounded during the operation. ” I can confirm that the joint ...

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Islamic State Claims Attack in Somalia

Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for an explosion in the Somali town of Bosaso on Tuesday, the fourth attack claimed by the group in two years. Witnesses said a man pushing explosives hidden on a wheelbarrow approached the central police station of the commercial port town. The explosion killed the bomber and injured six others. A second explosion was ...

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A Radio Journalist is Shot Dead in Somalia

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the murder of yet another journalist in Afgoye Corridor in Lower specially Arbiska in Lower Shabelle Province about 25 KM South of the Somali capital Mogadishu putting four the number of the killed journalists in Somalia this year alone. Jacfar Ali Daacad who works for Dayah FM radion in Afgoye was among ...

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UN pledges to Work Closely With Somalis to Rebuild Country

The United Nations staff in Somalia marked the UN Day in Mogadishu on Tuesday with a pledge to continue their support for Somalis in their quest for lasting peace and security. Speaking at the event, heads of the UN missions in Somalia also paid special recognition to the Somali national staff for their contribution to the UN in the country. ...

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Updated: Somali Ambassador To UK Quits His Post

Somali ambassador to the UK Abdi Aynte has resigned his post barely four months after his appointment citing lack of budgetary support from the federal government for the UK office. The envoy who served last as Planning Minister before taking up the ambassadorial position confirmed his exit from the post. Aynte said the government had not met its financial commitments ...

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Somali Prime Minister to Visit Turkey on Wednesday

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre will make his first official visit to Turkey on Wednesday. According to Turkey’s prime ministry, Khayre will visit from Wednesday until Friday and meet Somali citizens being treated in Turkey following an Oct. 14 truck bomb which killed at least 358 people and injured 228 others in Mogadishu. Thirty-five Somalis, including three children, injured ...

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President Farmajo Meets His counterpart of Djibouti

President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Mohamed Abdulahi Farmajo together with a delagation is in Djobouti for an official visit after paying such visits in Uganda and Ethiopia respectively while talking heads of the those states having cooperation on security in the region and the fight against terrorist militant group of Al-Shabaab. President Mohamed received warm welcomed from ...

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AMISOM Force Commander reiterates the Mission’s continued support to Somali National Army

The Force Commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Lt. Gen. Osman Noor Soubagleh has reiterated the Mission’s commitment to continue building the capacity of the Somali National Army (SNA), ahead of its planned exit. Gen. Soubagleh made the remarks, on Monday, while meeting the new SNA Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Maj. Gen. Abdiweli Jama Hussein, who ...

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US voices concern over security situation in Somalia

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley Monday voiced concern over deteriorating security situation in Somalia. On Oct. 14, twin truck bombing rocked Somali’s capital Mogadishu, killing 358 people and injuring 228 others. “We will continue to support AMISOM [African Union Mission in Somalia],” Haley said in a news conference in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. The ambassador’s pledge came ...

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