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A U.S. airstrike in southern Somalia this week killed two al-Shabab militants and wounded three others, according to the U.S. Africa Command. AFRICOM said in a statement Wednesday that the attack took place near the town of Mubarak, a small agricultural town southwest of the capital, Mogadishu.
The high school student told the BBC that he feared the role would make him a target of Islamist militant group al-Shabab. The militant group operates in the region. ... Al-Shabab control the surrounding localities. A few weeks back, an MP and a regional minister were killed in the region by the militants.

Somali security forces executed today a raid against the Al Shabab organization in this capital, following the most recent attacks by the armed group, ... Last November, the Prime Minister of Somalia, Hasan Ali Jaire, promised that he would eliminate that militia and that he would do everything possible to ...
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 ...
Rono spoke to VOA's Somali service this week after al-Shabab militants ambushed an AMISOM supply convoy about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least 10 soldiers and destroying most of the 20 trucks. It was the latest of many deadly attacks the militant group has waged ...
She fled from al-Shabab on foot, walking all the way from Somalia, across the border at Lamu and back to Kenya. She was tortured, abused and turned into a sex slave by the militia which she went to join willingly, at first, to find work as a cook. Radhia was recruited in 2013 by one of her close relatives after ...

Al-Shabab militants in Somalia have shot and killed nine donkeys they said were transporting goods to a government-controlled area in the Bakool region. A security source told VOA Somali the militants seized the donkey carts early Wednesday near the village of Elboon, 15 kilometers west of Wajid.
Five police officers have been killed and three others reportedly injured after suspected al-Shabab militants attacked two security camps in Kenya's northeastern Mandera county, that shares a border with Somalia. The attack comes barely a month after suspected al-Shabab militants killed three people in ...
At least five African Union troops were killed in an ambush in Somalia's Middle Shabelle region Friday by al-Shabab militants, officials and security sources told VOA Somali. The militant group also was suspected of carrying out a suicide bombing and related attack that left at least five Somali soldiers dead ...
Al-Shabab militants in Somalia have shot and killed nine donkeys they said were transporting goods to a government-controlled area in the Bakool region. A security source told VOA Somali the militants seized the donkey carts early Wednesday near the village of Elboon, 15 kilometers west of Wajid.
Two car bombs killed at least 18 people and wounded around two dozen more in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Friday before militants assailed a pair of buildings near the presidential palace. Ambulances arrived immediately on the scene to bring the wounded to the hospital. One suicide car hit a hotel ...
A U.S. drone strike has killed several al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia, officials tell VOA. Local sources said missiles fired ... VOA Somali on the condition of anonymity. The attack was confirmed by witnesses and local residents, who also asked for anonymity because they feared militant reprisals.
They search for bombs planted by fighters from Al-Shabaab, Somalia's powerful Islamist militant group. Allied with al-Qaida, Al-Shabaab gunmen have enjoyed a freedom here few armed groups have had anywhere in the world, ruling over swathes of this country for years, attacking the central government's ...
At least 13 al-Shabab militants escaped from a rehabilitation center in Garowe, the capital of Puntland State on Sunday night. According to security officials, the escape occurred at around 8 p.m. local time, when the militants managed to scale a wall and slip into the darkness, the sources said. The men ...
It marked the fourth airstrike in Somalia by the U.S. forces so far this year. Previous strikes against al-Shabab took place January 2 and 18 as well as February 19. Meanwhile, 10 al-Shabab militants escaped from a rehabilitation center in the town of Garowe on Sunday night, security officials have told VOA ...
The militant group Al Shabab, claimed the attacks in a statement posted online, saying it was targeting the government and security services. On Friday, main ambulance service in the city had said at least 18 people were killed and 20 wounded due to the attacks. TRT World spoke to journalist Omar Nor for ...
Reuters news agency quoted local government officials as saying that 45 people, including security force members, were killed. Footage taken at the scenes shows charred cars at the parking lot and a severely damaged concrete wall. The Islamist militant group Al-Shabab issued a statement claiming ...

The militant group Al Shabab, claimed the attacks in a statement posted online, saying it was targeting the government and security services. ... While the militant group was pushed out of the capital in 2011 by an African Union force it continues to control large parts of the countryside and launches regular ...
The militant group Al Shabab, claimed the attacks in a statement posted online, saying it was targeting the government and security services. The explosions shattered a months-long period of calm in Mogadishu, which is often the target of attacks by Al Shabab. They also came a day after Somalia's interior ...
But in 2006, the war took a different twist with the emergence of the al-Shabab extremist group, which swept across the country, enforcing a radical form of Shariah (Islamic law). Since then, the country has served as the traditional base for the militants who are the al-Qaida network affiliate in East Africa.
Two car bombs killed at least 18 people and wounded around two dozen more in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Friday before militants assailed a pair of buildings near the presidential palace. Ambulances arrived immediately on the scene to bring the wounded to the hospital. One suicide car hit a hotel ...
A U.S. drone strike has killed several al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia, officials tell VOA. Local sources said missiles fired Wednesday ... The attack was confirmed by witnesses and local residents, who also asked for anonymity because they feared militant reprisals. Somali officials said they were ...
German authorities have arrested a 20-year-old Somali man on suspicion of being a member of the extremist militia al-Shabab. Federal prosecutors say the man was detained Thursday in the central state of Hesse. Prosecutors said in a statement Friday that the suspect, identified only as Abduqaadir A. in ...
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as Farmajo, has told the BBC his government is on course to defeat al-Shabab militants, ... was speaking to the BBC's Ferdinand Omondi, who began asking him how he would assure the safety of Somalis in the face of constant Islamist attacks.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The military court of Somalia's armed forces has issued Tuesday various sentences for 4 men convicted of a deadly truck bombing in Mogadishu last October that killed 512 people, Garowe Online reports. The court chairman Gen. Hassan Nur Shuute announced the verdict, saying ...
Security officials in the Somali town of Afgoye say they are not aware of the presence of pro-Islamic State militants in the town, despite a series of social ... Afgoye police commander Captain Abdulkadir Osman Mursal says attacks against civilians in Afgoye are carried out by the al-Shabab militant group and ...
Al-Shabaab, which has ties to Al-Qaida and wants to set up an Islamist state, has repeatedly carried out terrorist attacks in the capital Mogadishu and against the heavily fortified international airport where ... “We are taking them for Jihad,” al Shabab militants reportedly told teachers at a school in Somalia.
And in this particular bus, al-Shabab militants got in and asked the Christians to separate themselves from the Muslims, so that they could kill the Christians ... Two people were killed in the attack, but the extraordinary act of bravery resulted in the militia giving up and allowing the bus to continue its journey.
Somalia's government says it will send 35 children rescued from an Al-Shabab camp last week to rehabilitation centers for ex-militants before reuniting them with their families. Abdirashid Ibrahim Mohamed directs the government program to re-integrate former Al-Shabab foot soldiers and low-risk defectors ...
U.S. Special Forces and Somali troops killed five people, some of whom were children, during a raid last week on a school run by the terrorist militia Al-Shabab, the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) confirmed to Newsweek on Wednesday. Getty Images. Bader says the Al-Shabab militants are taking ...
MOGADISHU, Somalia — At least 30 children have been rescued from a school run by the terrorist militia al-Shabab during a raid by Somalian troops and U.S. special forces, a senior Somali intelligence officer told dpa on Friday. “Among the dead were six Islamist militants and four children,” he added.
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somali and U.S. commandos stormed a camp for al-Shabab extremist fighters in an overnight raid, killing at least four of the fighters and rescuing child conscripts, a Somali intelligence official said Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not ...
WASHINGTON: U.S forces in Somalia said Friday that four Al-Shabab militants were killed in an airstrike as part of the ongoing offensive against the militants. The United States Africa Command said the strike took place Thursday in southern Somalia, around 50 kilometers northwest of the port city of ...
A U.S.-backed operation by Somali special forces has freed 32 children who were kidnapped by militant group al-Shabab. Somali Information Minister Abdirahman Omar Osman said Friday that Somali forces rescued the kids from a school in the Middle Shabelle region. "The militants were indoctrinating the ...
The Somalia national army killed at least seven al-Shabab militants Thursday and destroyed their base during an operation in southern Somalia, ... Bar-Sanguni, under al-Shabab control for many years, is where the militant group has been organizing guerrilla attacks against government soldiers and ...
MOGADISHU: Somali Al-Shabab Islamist militants, who have carried out frequent bombings in the capital, Mogadishu, said a former leader who defected ... "Al-Shabab's ruthless recruitment campaign is taking rural children from their parents so they can serve this militant armed group," said Laetitia Bader, ...
"They (al Shabab) gathered the teachers in an office and locked them up, and then the militants came back and searched the classes and took the children they wanted," a teacher from Burhakaba district, northwest of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, explained. When the teachers asked where they were ...
A new report says Somalia's al-Shabab militants are forcing rural communities to hand over children as young as 8 years old for indoctrination and ... In one village alone, al-Shabab abducted at least 50 boys and girls from two schools near Burhakaba town and took them to Bulo Fulay where the militant ...
Officials and the militants said, Al-Shabab briefly seized control of Elka Geele, a small but strategic town in Middle Shabelle region, located ... The Islamist group, which has launched several attacks there in the last few months, said it had seized control of the entire town during a massive assault. A military ...
BURHAKABO, Somalia - A senior Al-Shabab commander has defected and surrendered to Somali government forces in Burhakabo town in Bay region on ... Since the defection of former Al-Shabab spokesman Mukhtar Robow to Somali Federal government, at least 50 militants, including commanders ...
The area in which the attack took place has been hit frequently in recent years by al-Shabab militants, who are associated with al-Qaida, a Sunni Islamist group co-founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden. The Kenyan government has been trying to stop the wave of attacks by al-Shabab fighters, who say they ...
General Ahmed Abdullahi, the commander-in-chief of the U.S.-trained Special Forces unit, known as Danab unit told army radio that 10 Al-Shabab militants were killed after the commandos targeted and wiped out their base in Leego town. Abdullahi said the militants used the bastion as a hub to collect a ...
In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. military says an airstrike killed four al-Shabab militants near Somalia's capital. Also, the deep freeze that has gripped half the country set records from Arkansas to Maine. The town of Watertown, New York, was 32 degrees below zero before the wind chill.
Al-Shabab militants in Somalia have executed five people, including a 16-year-old boy, who they accused of spying for Kenyan, U.S. and Somali government ... The five executed Sunday were accused of spying on al-Shabab militia movements, and working on to obtaining specific telephone contacts of ...
WASHINGTON — A U.S. airstrike in southern Somalia on Friday killed eight al-Qaida-linked militants, U.S. Africa Command announced Monday. The strike against al-Shabab militants about 30 miles northwest of the coastal city Kismayo also destroyed a vehicle, according to an AFRICOM statement.
The Somali government has appointed new security chiefs, nearly four months after firing the previous commanders after a series of deadly al-Shabab attacks. But experts warn that the new security chiefs are not "miracle" workers and need support from the public and their own government to win the war ...
The commander of the somali national army General Abdullahi Ali Anod says special forces have destroyed the main radio station of the al-shabab militant group, radio Andalus. As part of the operation in Mubarak town, southern Somalia, troops also destroyed three vehicles full of explosives. General ...
BURHAKABO, Somalia - A Somali army colonel and three soldiers were killed following an attack on his convoy by Al-Shabab militants in Baay region in Southern Somalia on Monday, Garowe Online reports. Lieutenant colonel Abdirahman Osman Abrone, the Commander of Southwest regional forces in ...
Al-Shabab's reach is vast and it is one of the most organized and dangerous of Africa's militant groups, reports CBS News correspondent Debora Patta. Al-Shabab ... change that. He has donated commercial drones to the Somali police force and is training them to use the technology to combat al-Shabab.
Passengers remained calm. Only the bomber was killed. But Islamic militants of al-Shabab continue to try and perfect the laptop bomb. In fact, they'd tried to plant a bomb a day earlier, but the flight was canceled. In the past 18 months, three other computer bombs were found after one partially exploded in a ...


 

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