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  1. News - World - SOMALIA

    Kenya troops fight on beaches in assault on Somali rebel city

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 06:00pm by Reuters in Mogadishu

    ... Reuters in Mogadishu Kenyan troops attacked the Somali port city of Kismayu from three sides on Friday in an assault to drive the al-Shabab militant group from its last bastion. Fighting was taking place on the city’s beaches after an amphibious assault, the military and resident said. The loss of the southern port would deal a huge blow to the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab ...

  2. News - World - SOMALIA

    Al-Shabab suicide bombers attack presidential palace in Somalia

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... blasts. "We are in control of the headquarters of the apostate regime. "The enemy suffered high casualties during the operation, which is ongoing. The assault is a victory for us, since ...

  3. News - World - SOMALIA

    Al-Shabab militants attack Somalia's parliament, killing at least 10

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Mogadishu 10 security officers slain as al-Qaeda-linked group attacks building in bomb and gun assault Al-Shabab storm Somali parliament Al-Shabab militants stormed Somalia's parliament yesterday, killing at least 10 security officers in a bomb and gun assault that the United Nations called "an attack against the people". The attack- ...

  4. News - World - SOMALIA

    African troops enter Somali port of Kismayo

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 08:29pm by Agence France-Presse in Mogadishu

    ... launching a beach assault that led Islamist insurgents to pull out. “They arrived from the west of the city and are taking up positions,” Aden Ismail, a local trader said. The report was confirmed ... stronghold – following a beach assault the previous day by Kenyan forces. ...

  5. News - World - SOMALIA

    Shebab Islamists abandon last stronghold in Somalia

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 06:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Mogadishu

    ... after an assault by African Union troops. “The military command of Shebab mujahedeen ordered a tactical retreat at midnight,” Shebab spokesman Ali Mohamud Rage said. The announcement came after an assault Friday on the city by African Union forces, which had been trying to dislodge the insurgents from the key coastal city for days. Residents in the city confirmed that the Islamist fighters ...

  6. News - World - SOMALIA

    Al-Shabab suicide squad kills 9 at UN compound in Mogadishu

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by AP, AFP

    ... people, officials said. Three of those killed were foreigners. The seven al-Shabab militants were from what the militia called its martyrdom, or suicide, brigade. They all died in the assault ...

  7. News - World - SOMALIA

    Doctors Without Borders pulls out of Somalia after ‘extreme attacks’

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 10:17am by AFP

    ... support, tolerate, or condone the killing, assaulting, and abducting of humanitarian aid workers,” MSF president Unni Karunakara told reporters. The pullout by MSF, an aid agency that has earned ...

  8. News - World - SOMALIA

    Twin terror attacks shatter fragile peace

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Reuters in Mogadishu At least 19 people killed as al-Shabaab militants linked to al-Qaeda attack law courts and bomb convoy of African Union and Turkish vehicles Twin terror attacks shatter fragile peace At least 19 people were killed in the Somali capital yesterday in suicide bombings and assaults by al-Shabaab militants linked to al-Qaeda, breaking a fragile return to peace ...

  9. News - World - SOMALIA

    Kenya navy shells Somali town after rebels retreat

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 11:08am by Reuters in Mogadishu

    ... Reuters in Mogadishu Kenyan warships shelled the southern Somali port of Kismayu overnight after al-Qaeda-linked rebels said they had abandoned the city, residents said on Sunday. Stunned by an assault by sea, air and ground forces late on Friday night, al Shabaab rebels fled the city that had been their key source of revenue, retreating to surrounding forests and towns. However, ...



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