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Tuesday, 09-02-14, 13:46One Million Somalis Starve As Towns Besieged and Food Prices Quadruple[Thomson Reuters Foundation]More than a million hungry Somalis urgently need food aid due to worsening drought and conflict, a 20 percent increase since January, the U.N. said on Tuesday. read more...
Tuesday, 09-02-14, 5:56U.S. Drones Attack Al Shabaab[VOA]The United States military has carried out an operation against the al-Shabab militant group in Somalia. read more...
Monday, 09-01-14, 12:26Al-Shabaab Attack Intelligence HQ[RFI]Suspected Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists attacked the Somali intelligence headquarters in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday. At least 12 people were killed including seven of the al-Shehab attackers, according to the authorities. read more...
Monday, 09-01-14, 8:43Ten Killed in Al Shabaab Attack On Somali Intelligence Headquarters[Dalsan Radio]Alshabaab attacked Ex Godka Jilicow prison where many prisoners are in. Fighting and explosions ensued between Alshabaab and the Government troops. AMISOM joined the fighting. read more...
Sunday, 08-31-14, 15:1911 Killed As Militants Attack Prison[VOA]At least 11 people are dead after Somali security forces repelled an attack on a prison housing al-Shabab militants in Mogadishu. read more...
Sunday, 08-31-14, 8:05Key Town Retaken From Al-Shabab[VOA]Somali and African Union (AMISOM) forces have re-taken the southwestern town of Bulomarer and several neighboring villages as part of an offensive against al-Shabab in the country's Lower Shabelle region. read more...
Sunday, 08-31-14, 7:59Peacekeepers Reportedly Killed in Battle with Alshabaab[Dalsan Radio]Alshabaab claim they killed 20 AMISOM soldiers in yesterday's clashes at Golweyn and Bulamareer. Sheikh Abdulaziz Abu Musab, the spokesperson of the military of Alshabaab said so. He added that they burnt several armoured vehicles belonging to AMISOM. read more...
Saturday, 08-30-14, 9:38Fierce Fighting Starts in Lower Shabelle Between the Govt Troops and Alshabaab[Dalsan Radio]A fierce fighting broke out in Lower Shabelle this morning between the forces of the federal government backed by AMISOM and Alshabaab. read more...
Saturday, 08-30-14, 7:27NUSOJ Laments Resubmission of Draft Media Law As a Threat to Media Freedom[Shabelle]Mogadishu -The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) protests against resubmission of draft media law to the Council of Ministers of the Federal Government of Somalia for endorsement without the agreed inclusive consultation with media stakeholders. read more...
Friday, 08-29-14, 12:59Suspected Al-Shabaab Gunmen Kidnap, Rob 22 Quarry Workers Near Mandera[Sabahi]Mandera, Somalia -Suspected al-Shabaab gunmen on Sunday morning (August 17th) waylaid a vehicle transporting quarry workers near Mandera town, kidnapping 22 people and taking them across the border into Somalia, Mandera East Officer Commanding Police Division Ekai Maruk told Sabahi. read more...

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