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AU military chiefs meet on exit strategy in Somalia

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) military commanders began a four-day meeting in Mogadishu on Monday to develop a comprehensive plan that will guide their exit strategy. AMISOM deputy head Simon Mulongo said the plan will identify activities and operations to be implemented under the new...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:29am

30 al-Shabab militants killed in joint operation in southern Somalia

Somali National Armed Forces killed 30 al-Shabab militants in a joint operation in Jamame in Somalia's southern region of Lower Jubba, officials said on Saturday evening. Said Jogsade, Jubaland's operational spokesman told journalists that Somali National Armed Forces backed by Jubba land...

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 2:54pm

U.S. army intensifies airstrikes in Somalia

The U.S. military said it intensified airstrikes in Somalia in the past two days as part of the efforts to weaken the al-Shabab's grip on the Horn of Africa nation. The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), which oversees American troops on the African continent, said in a statement issued Tuesday...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:55am

UN Security Council renews mandate of AU mission in Somalia

The UN Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution to re-authorize the deployment of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Somalia till May 31, 2019. Resolution 2431, which won unanimous approval of the 15 members of the Security Council, also decides to reduce the level of uniformed...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:20am

UN warns against premature withdrawal of African Union Mission in Somalia

The United Nations Security Council on Monday warned against a "premature withdrawal" of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Noting that Somali forces "are not yet ready to fully take responsibility for the country's security," Kairat Umarov, Kazakhstan's...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 8:51am

Eight Kenyan police officers killed in Al Shabaab explosive device attack

Eight Kenyan police officials were killed in the eastern part of the country on Sunday after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device planted by Somalia’s al Shabaab militant group, police said. Al Shabaab is fighting to topple Somalia’s government, establish their own rule...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 7:54am

Al Shabaab strikes again following Friday attack that killed US commando

A suicide car bomb explosion at a military base in Somalia injured seven soldiers late Saturday, a military official said, and Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack. Al Shabaab fights to topple Somalia’s western-backed central government and impose its a rule based...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 7:38am

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