Meanwhile, on Saturday, veteran Islamist leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, escaped to the Somali capital Mogadishu amid reports of a split in the al-Shabab group.Sunday, 30 June, 2013, 12:53pm
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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 in Mogadishu.15 Apr 2013 - 4:32am
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French troops underestimated the strength of Islamist rebels when they launched a failed bid to free an intelligence officer held hostage in Somalia, the French defence minister said.14 Jan 2013 - 6:09am
France has ordered tightened security in public buildings and transport following action against radical Islamists both in Mali and Somalia, President Francois Hollande said on Saturday.
Hollande said France “has to take all necessary precautions” in the face of a terrorist threat, including “surveillance of our public buildings and our transport network”.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
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Three people were killed and eight wounded in a blast outside a mosque in the Kenyan capital, the Kenyan Red Cross and police said Friday.
There were “three fatalities” as well as several wounded, some critical, a Red Cross official said after the “explosion near a mosque in Eastleigh”, a largely ethnic Somali district of Nairobi.8 Dec 2012 - 3:58am
Police fired tear gas to disperse Kenyans who threw stones and broke into the homes and shops of ethnic Somalis in Nairobi’s Somali-dominated Eastleigh neighbourhood on Monday to protest against a bomb attack in the district on Sunday.19 Nov 2012 - 8:47pm
They buried Somali radio journalist Mohamed Mohamud Turyare on Monday, a week after he was assassinated by unknown gunmen near a mosque in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital.
On Monday night, killers struck again, this time shooting dead one of Somalia's famous poets and radio comedians, Warsame Shire Awale, near his Mogadishu home.1 Nov 2012 - 4:00am
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Kenyan troops from the African Union force in Somalia entered the southern port of Kismayo for the first time on Monday, witnesses said, three days after 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 by at least two other residents.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Al-Qaeda linked Shebab rebels said on Saturday they have abandoned the southern Somali port city of Kismayo, their last bastion in the country, a day 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.29 Sep 2012 - 6:50pm
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