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Somali police arrest 156 Al-Shabaab suspects in Puntland

Security forces in Somalia’s northern state of Puntland have arrested 156 Al-Shabaab suspects in a swoop in the coastal town of Bosasso. Police commander of Bari region, Abdihakim Yusuf Hussein, on Wednesday said the suspects were captured in a security ...

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UN provides 11mln USD for drought response in Somalia

The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will release 11 million U.S. dollars to provide urgent humanitarian assistance for 224,000 drought affected people in the northern parts of Somalia. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said ...

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70 Al-Shabaab militants killed in N. Somalia: official

At least 70 Al-Shabaab militants have been killed and 30 others captured in heavy fightings by Somalia’s Puntland forces in the past four days, officials said on Monday. Puntland Minister of Information Mohamud Hassan said their forces the fightings took ...

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Al Shabaab militants overrun Somalia military base, kill at least one

Al Shabaab attacked a Somali military base southwest of the capital Mogadishu on Sunday night, killing at least one person and seizing vehicles and other equipment, the government and the militants said. The attack on the base in Laanta Buuro, ...

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KDF troops kill 34 Al-Shabaab militants in separate shootouts in Somalia

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops killed 34 Al-Shabaab militants in separate shootout incidents in Somalia at the weekend and recovered weapons from them. Officials said two KDF personnel were also killed in one of the clashes that happened on ...

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Somali forces kill 10 Al-Shabaab suspects

At least ten members of the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab were killed and several others wounded at Suuj neighborhood in Nugal region on Saturday after heavy fighting between Puntland forces and Al-Shabaab in northern Somalia, officials said. Puntland Army officials ...

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Somali High Court approves an Independent Committee to hold NUSOJ election

The President of the Supreme Court of Somalia has issued a decree asking the Benadir Appeal Court to ensure that an independent Committee to hold the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) election since the previous leaders’ mandate expired. With ...

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Kenya army: 19 extremists killed trying to mount ambush

Kenya’s military says it has killed 19 fighters from the Somali extremist group al-Shabab who were attempting to ambush Somali national troops. Military spokesman Col. David Obonyo said Wednesday Kenyan troops on patrol Tuesday night, in the southern city of ...

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