Tag Archives: Somalia

31 August 17

The Gulf-Qatar crisis puts Somalia in a diplomatic tight spot

In June, Somalia’s new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, withstood pressure to cut ties with Qatar. While Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt ended diplomatic relations with Qatar, Somalia adopted the neutral stance. Even neighbouring Djibouti reduced diplomatic ties
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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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12 August 17

UN: 50 migrants from Somalia, Ethiopia ‘deliberately drowned’ by smugglers

The UN migration agency says up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were “deliberately drowned” off the coast of Yemen on Wednesday.

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03 August 17

Somalia: 7 soldiers killed by landmines near Baidoa

At least seven soldiers were killed in landmine explosions, targeting a military convoy, on Saturday near Baidoa town.

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03 August 17

Somalia: Ethiopia to help Somali troops reclaim town from Al-Shabaab

Ethiopian troops are being deployed to aid Somali’s army in reclaiming a town from Islamist militant groups Al-Shabaab. According to reports, the Ethiopian contingent has arrived in the city of Baidoa and will assist local forces with retaking the town
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27 July 17

Somalia: Girl killed in explosion at IDP camp, 17 injured

A child was killed and 17 people injured at an IDP camp in Somalia on Saturday after she picked up a grenade and brought it to a group of people.

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21 July 17

Ethiopia frees 114 Somali prisoners

Ethiopia has released more than 110 Somali prisoners following a diplomatic agreement between the two countries.

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18 July 17

Somalia: Do US intervention create more terrorists?

The United States has a consistent approach to tackling extremism in foreign lands. Bombs drop from the sky, somewhat indiscriminately falling upon innocent civilians and targets identified as terrorist threats. Reports of extremist leaders being killed by airstrikes are pretty
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12 July 17

Somalia: US conducts another airstrike against Al-Shabaab – its 2nd in 3 days

The US military has conducted another airstrike against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia – the second attack in three days.

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11 July 17

Somalia: US hits Al-Shabaab with drone strike

The United States military confirmed on Monday that it carried out a drone strike against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia.

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