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Somali Soldiers Kill 7 al-Shabab In Southern Region

Somali security forces killed seven members of al-Shabab militants on Thursday in an operation in Garbaharey, a town in Somalia’s southern region of Gedo, a government official confirmed on Friday. Adam Abdi Hirsi, the operational commander of Garbaharey, said that

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Grenade attack on minibus reportedly kills six in Somalia

A rocket-propelled grenade was on Sunday launched on a civilian minibus in southern Somalia, killing six people, a family member of one of the victims according to a local report,said. The attack occurred near Qoryoley in Lower Shebelle region late

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Suicide bomb kills at least 29 at Somalia’s main port

A suicide truck bomb hit the entrance of Somalia’s biggest port on Sunday, killing at least 29 people, police said. The attack has been claimed by Islamist al Shabaab militants. The fighters said they were trying to disrupt protracted parliamentary

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Somali ceasefire talk resumes under UN, AU push

Envoys of the United Nations and the Africa Union (AU) have intensified talks on a ceasefire in the central Somali town of Galkayo.   In a joint statement issued in Mogadishu on Wednesday, the envoys said talks between President Abdiweli

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Shabaab seizes Somali town after peacekeeper pullout

Fighters from al-Shabaab have seized control of yet another town in central Somalia after it was abandoned by African Union peacekeepers, according to a spokesman for the group and a local official. It was the third time this month that

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Four ISIS fighters arrested in Somalia

Four militants of the Islamic State have been arrested by Somali security forces during operation in the southwestern town of Baidoa. Mohamed Iska Aflow, Southwest Administration’s head of intelligence and security agency, told journalists late on Friday that the group’s

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