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The commander of the Intelligence department in Hiran region, central Somalia, Abdulkadir Mohamud has been sacked in a new major security shake-up on Friday. The chief was fired in a statement released by the head of NISA - National Intelligence and Security Agency in the southern Federal State ...
MEDIA reports on 2 April stated that 10 civilians had been killed when a landmine, emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated targeting civilians travelling in a donkey-cart in Bulo Burde town in Somalia's Hiiraan region on an earlier unspecified date, Radio Risala reported. No group immediately claimed ...

Over 100 Al-Shabaab militants have been killed and dozens of training camps were destroyed in operations conducted by Somali Army in Hiiraan region since mid-March, a military official said on Saturday. Hundreds of Somali troops backed by AU forces have advanced towards several villages between ...
2008-05-12 14:31:43-Armed with vehicles and machine-guns propelled grenades Ethiopian soldiers have started to walk on guard in Beledweyne town the regional headquarter on Hiran region central Somalia. Some eyewitnesses confirmed Mareeg online that the soldiers have entered in some houses in the town ...
Over 98 police officers and other security personnel were trained in Kismayo, Baidoa, Beletweyne, the administrative capitals of Jubbaland, South West states and Hiiraan region respectively, with the most recent being in Adado, the headquarters of Galmudug state. The sessions in the four states drew ...
The clashes started after armed al-Shabab members tried to impose taxes on residents of villages around the town of Mahas, in the Hiran region. Residents said that government soldiers backing cattle herders engaged in more than six hours of battle with the militants. Somali government officials in Mahas ...

Ahmed Mohamed Teredisho, Somali Army Commander in Hiiraan region, told reporters that the fighting took place in Hiiraan region after armed Al-Shabaab members tried to impose taxes on villagers around Mahas town. "We have killed 32 Al-Shabaab militants at an area about 28 km to Mahas town in ...
"Today is a very important day for Beledywene and Hiiraan region. For the first time 30 local journalists have received media training here. We are very grateful to NUSOJ for this opportunity because our media really needed such training. I hope those who were trained will put into use the skills they gained, ...
Despite Somalia is currently a federal republic consisting of six states divided into eighteen administrative regions which in turn are subdivided into districts. Hirshabelle (also spelt HirShabelle), officially Hirshabelle State, is an autonomous region in south-central Somalia. It is bordered by Galmudug to the ...
... a town in Hiran region on Wednesday morning after Al-Shabaab militants withdrew from the area. Last Friday, at least 45 people were killed and scores injured in twin auto bombings targeting the heavily fortified Presidential Palace and the Somalia's Intelligence Agency NISA headquarters in Mogadishu.
Somalia's Federal Government forces took over a town in Hiran region on Wednesday morning after Al-Shabaab militants withdrew from the area. The Somali army backed by Ethiopian troops under AMISOM attacked the district from different directions during the night, forcing Al-Shabab fighters to pull out ...
In once case in May last year, two clan elders in Beledweyne in Hiran region agreed to seek al-Shabaab justice to settle a case of rape. The attacker was found guilty and stoned to death. “We decided to go to the al-Shabaab court because the judge rules under the Islamic law and there is no nepotism and ...
New AWD/Cholera cases were reported from Kismayo in Lower Juba region, Beletweyne in Hiran region and 10 districts in Banadir Region where cholera has been confirmed since December, 2017. The number of measles cases decreased from 410 in week 4 to 277 cases reported in week 5. Cumulative ...
BELEDTWEIN (Horn Observer) AMISOM troops from Ethiopia and Somali National Army jointly liberated new villages from Al Shabaab in Somalia's Hiiraan region, officials said. SNA commander in Hiiraan region, Gen. Tawane Ahmed Gurey who spoke to the reporters in the town of Beletwein said that ...
BELEDWEYNE, Somalia - Al Shabaab fighters attacked a Somali army base in central Somalia early Tuesday in the latest raid targeting SNA and AMISOM troops in the country, Garowe Online reports. The Al-Qaeda linked militants attacked the base in Maroodille area in Hiran region, the group said in a ...
MATABAN, Somalia- At least 10 people were reported to have been killed and scores injured when rival clan militias clashed in central Somalia, Garowe Online reports. An official, speaking to GO said the inter-clan fighting broke out in Benyaley vicinity near Mahaas town, in Hiiran region on Tuesday night ...
Somalia National Army (SNA) backed by African Union forces recaptured new villages in Hiiraan region of central Somalia from Al Shabaab on Tuesday. Mohamed Nur Agajof, a military spokesperson in the region, told Radio Shabelle that the allied troops gained control of areas located between ...

MOGADISHU, April 17 (Xinhua) --Somalia National Army (SNA) said Tuesday its forces killed 30 al-Shabab militants in security operation in Hiiraan region of central Somalia. Army Spokesperson in Hiiraan region, Mohamed Noor Agajof said the SNA forces also recovered military equipment from the ...
Somalia National Army (SNA) said Tuesday its forces killed 30 al-Shabab militants in a security operation in Hiiraan region of central Somalia. Army Spokesperson in Hiiraan region, Mohamed Noor Agajof said the SNA forces also recovered military equipment from the insurgents following a fierce gunfight ...
Clashes in central Somalia between Somali army troops and al-Shabab militants have left at least 12 people dead, witnesses say. The clashes Thursday started after armed al-Shabab members tried to impose taxes on residents of villages around the town of Mahas, in the Hiran region. Resident Dahir ...
The security forces of Somalia's Federal government have launched a massive security operation in Beledweyne city, the regional capital of Hiran province on Tuesday. Hussein Osman Mumin, the deputy governor of Hiran region on security affairs told Radio Shabelle that the operation was aimed to beef ...
At least two people were killed on Tuesday in clashes between the Somalia National Army (SNA) and suspected al-Shabaab militants in Jalalaqsi town in Hiiraan region of central Somalia, officials said. Jalalaqsi District Commissioner Mohamed Abdulle Fidow said fighting erupted after the insurgents ...
MOGADISHU, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Somali National Army (SNA) on Wednesday arrested four Al-Shabaab militants behind the killing of former Bulo-burte commissioner and other terror plots against government officials and community leaders in Beledweyne town in Hiiraan region of central Somalia, officials ...
MOGADISHU, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Somali security forces backed by Africa Union troops on Wednesday killed three Al-Shabaab militants and injured several others during a heavy fighting in Bula-burte town in Hiiraan region, central Somalia, Somali authorities said. Bula-burte District Commissioner Abdi ...
BELEDTWEIN (Horn Observer) AMISOM troops from Ethiopia and Somali National Army jointly liberated new villages from Al Shabaab in Somalia's Hiiraan region, officials said. SNA commander in Hiiraan region, Gen. Tawane Ahmed Gurey who spoke to the reporters in the town of Beletwein said that ...
Life now in the town is a far cry from the pastoralist life she was leading in Yasoman village, 30 km east of Bulo-Burte, in Hiran region. The drought hit the family hard and they lost 142 goats. Her husband also died and she remains with five children to care for alone. Nadifo does the cooking in the restaurant ...
Residents said the blast occurred when an Improvised Explosive Device [IED] struck peacekeepers from Djibouti near an airport in Bulo Burde district in Hiran region, killing one soldier on the spot. Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack targeted the troops serving with the African Union ...
The first wave of executive orders were issued by the former President of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, on July 23, 2012, which partitioned the Hiiraan region into two regions, thus enabling the formation of a joint member-state without violating Article 49(6) of the ...
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) US forces conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab militants in the early evening hours on Friday, Dec. 15, approximately 30 miles northwest of Kismayo, killing eight (8) terrorists and destroying one vehicle, according to a statement released by the US Africa Command.
Early this year, Kenyans Yusuf Hassan and Ahmed Nur were executed by al Shabaab's firing squad in Buq Aqable, in the Hiran region. Police say he was part of the Jaysh Ayman elite squad, made up of many Kenyans carrying out terror attacks in the country, especially along the border town of Lamu and ...
A CONVOY of soldiers was attacked by Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants on the outskirts of Beledweyn in Somalia's Hiiraan region on 6 December, Shabelle Media Network reported. Reports conflicted however on the nature of the attack, with accounts of both an ambush and a security forces ...
Somali military officials in the region have not commented on the attack and the claim of Al Shabaab of killing the soldiers. This incident came a day after militants fired mortar rounds at AMISOM base in the west of Beledweyne, the regional capital of Hiiraan region, and no casualties reported.
BELEDWEYNE, Somalia - Al Shabaab fighters attacked a Somali army base in central Somalia early Tuesday in the latest raid targeting SNA and AMISOM troops in the country, Garowe Online reports. The Al-Qaeda linked militants attacked the base in Maroodille area in Hiran region, the group said in a ...
MOGADISHU, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- A senior Al-Shabaab militant fighter on Wednesday surrendered to Somali National Army (SNA) in Mahas town, Hiiraan region in central Somalia, officials said. Somali National Army commander in the area Ahmed Mohamed Teredisho told Xinhua by phone that the ...
Reports from Hiran region say that fighting between two rival ethnic groups happened in the region of Hiran. The witnesses said the killings on Tuesday night, and the disputes relating to the environment occurred near the town of Mahas in Hiran region. About 9 people died while 10 others were injured, ...
MATABAN, Somalia- At least 10 people were reported to have been killed and scores injured when rival clan militias clashed in central Somalia, Garowe Online reports. An official, speaking to GO said the inter-clan fighting broke out in Benyaley vicinity near Mahaas town, in Hiiran region on Tuesday night ...
Al-Shabaab Commander in Mudug region called Mr Bishar Mumin Farah defects to Somali National Army in Hiiraan region of #Somalia ... Before coming to Hiran region, security sources told VOA Somali, the defector had been al-Shabab's deputy commander of militias in Harardhere, the biggest town ...
BELEDWEYNE, Somalia- Gunmen were reported have killed four civilians in rural village located on the outskirts of Beledweyne town, the regional capital of Hiiraan region on Saturday, Garowe Online reports. Two mothers and their daughters were killed over inter-clan revenge feud by armed groups who ...
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating visited Belet Weyne on Thursday, to assess the impact of the drought in Hiiraan region. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), livestock prices have ...
Ethiopian troops fighting militant Islamist group al-Shabab have withdrawn from a key military base in central Somalia's Hiran region, residents say. Al-Shabab fighters have taken control of el-Ali village following the withdrawal, the residents added. Ethiopian forces had destroyed the base before ...
Six candidates, including former HirShabelle state President Ali Abdullahi Osoble, have competed for the parliamentary seat for Ali Madahweyne, a sub-clan of Hawadle clan from Hiran region in central Somalia. Fifty-one electoral delegates took part in Today's balloting exercise who cast their votes among ...
Early this year, Kenyans Yusuf Hassan and Ahmed Nur were executed by al Shabaab's firing squad in Buq Aqable, in the Hiran region. Police say he was part of the Jaysh Ayman elite squad, made up of many Kenyans carrying out terror attacks in the country, especially along the border town of Lamu and ...
A CONVOY of soldiers was attacked by Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants on the outskirts of Beledweyn in Somalia's Hiiraan region on 6 December, Shabelle Media Network reported. Reports conflicted however on the nature of the attack, with accounts of both an ambush and a security forces ...
Somali military officials in the region have not commented on the attack and the claim of Al Shabaab of killing the soldiers. This incident came a day after militants fired mortar rounds at AMISOM base in the west of Beledweyne, the regional capital of Hiiraan region, and no casualties reported.
Somalia National Army (SNA) on Friday killed 11 Al-Shabaab militants and injured several others in a fierce fighting in a town in Hiraan region in central Somalia. Ahmed Teredisho, a military commander in Hiiraan region central Somalia, said the fighting started when the militants ambushed a convoy of ...
The drought wiped out all the family's goats and they moved from Mataban village in the rural areas of Hiran region seven months ago to Guriel. Habibo's husband is blind and is not able to earn any income so feeding the family falls on her shoulders. She told Radio Ergo that on some days when she gets ...
But the terror group has retaliated. In January 2016, it executed three Kenyans accused of spying for the CIA and other agencies in Somalia. Early this year, Kenyans Yusuf Hassan and Ahmed Nur were executed by al Shabaab's firing squad in Buq Aqable, Hiran region. The fate of others remains unknown.
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali and Djibouti parliament speakers, Mohamed Osman Jawari and Mohamed Ali Hamid respectively will be travelling to Beledweyne, a town in central Somalia on Friday. The leaders are expected to visit the military bases of the Djiboutian contingent of the ...
BELEDWEYNE, Somalia - Al Shabaab fighters attacked a Somali army base in central Somalia early Tuesday in the latest raid targeting SNA and AMISOM troops in the country, Garowe Online reports. The Al-Qaeda linked militants attacked the base in Maroodille area in Hiran region, the group said in a ...
On 13 September, journalists in Hiran region had witnessed another shocking loss when Abdullahi Osman Moallim succumbed to injuries he ...


 

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