Tag Archives: Al-Shabaab

24 February 18

Somalia: 27 people killed in Mogadishu explosions

At least 27 people have been killed in two explosions in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

23 February 18

Al-Shabaab demanding money child recruits from Somali villages

Militant group al-Shabaab is extorting large sums of money and forcibly recruiting children from villages in Somalia.

08 February 18

Somalia: Mogadishu truck bomber sentenced to death

Somalia’s military courts on Tuesday sentenced a man to death over his role in the deadliest bomb attack to take place in the country.

03 January 18

Kenya: 5 policemen killed in suspected Al-Shabaab attack

Five Kenyan policemen have been killed in a suspected Al-Shabaab attack, a government official confirmed this week.

22 December 17

How can Somalia win the war against Al-Shabaab?

In February 2007, the United Nations approved the proposed mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The peacekeeping mission was tasked with supporting the government with national security operations, training the country’s army, assisting in the delivery of
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22 December 17

Somali: Up to 30 percent of national forces unarmed

Up to 30 percent of Somalia’s national military is unarmed, according to the government’s “Operational Readiness Assessment”.

11 November 17

US drone strike kills ‘several’ Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

The United States military says it has carried out a drone strike against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, killing “several”.

18 October 17

At least 300 killed in Mogadishu terrorist attack

At least 300 people have been killed in Somalia’s worst terrorist attack in decades.

07 September 17

Kenya: Two policemen killed in suspected Al-Shabaab attack

Gunmen killed two police officers guarding a church on Sunday, in an attack which authorities say looks like a terrorist attack.

26 August 17

Somalia: 10 civilians killed in US-backed raid

Somalia forces backed by US troops shot dead ten civilians – including three children – during a counter-terror operation on Friday, witnesses in the area say.


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