Somali forces approach port town, ready to attack Islamic State

By Abdiqani Hassen Hundreds of pro-government Somali forces began moving toward the port town of Qandala on Monday for an offensive against Islamic State fighters who seized it last month, Qandala’s mayor said. The forces include militia fighters, soldiers from the semi-autonomous region of Puntland and fighters from the same clan as Abdiqadir Mumin, the […]

Over 300 Al-Shabaab suspects nabbed in Mogadishu

Joint forces from Somali government and African Union peacekeeping mission (AMISOM) arrested 313 Al-Shabaab suspects during a security operation in Daynile district of Mogadishu. Ahmednur Abdi Siyad, District Commissioner of Daynile, said on Tuesday that the joint security forces conducted the operation in Kurdamac and Halgan villages in Daynile in the morning where 313 people […]

US forces kill al-Shabaab commanders in Southern Somalia

Militants were killed during two operations led by US Special Forces between August 10th and 13th.  By Abdikarim Hussein Somali commandos backed up US special forces have killed 30 al-Shabaab militants near the Kenyan border in the Southern Somalia region of Middle Juba. Among those killed are senior al-Shabaab commanders including Abu Ubeida the al-Shabaab leader in […]