Somalia

US says Somalia airstrike killed more than 100 extremists

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, the strike happened at 10:30 a.m. local time about 125 miles northwest of Mogadishu, the …

Terrorism

Boko Haram and Shabaab will become deadlier as the Isis caliphate crumbles

"Influence and capacity of Boko Haram and Shabaab will increase tremendously in 2018," says analyst.<p>For the past three years, the Islamic State …

Islamic State (ISIS)

US strike kills over 100 Somali militants

The US military says it killed more than 100 Islamist militants in Somalia when it launched an air strike against the al-Shabab group, which is …

Terrorism

US says airstrike killed dozens of extremists in Somalia

WASHINGTON — The US military says it killed more than 100 militants in an airstrike on an extremist group’s camp in Somalia.<p>US Africa Command said …

East Africa

US Quietly Builds Up Troops in Somalia

One of the many quiet escalations in countries where US military operations on the ground hadn’t really been well publicized in the first place, …

War

UAE violates UN arm embargo in Somalia

The UAE is violating internationals sanctions on the sale of arms to war-torn countries by supplying Somalia weapons, a UN report has …

Middle East

Is the United States upping the ante in another long war in Somalia?

Somalia was the site of one of the U.S. military’s biggest disasters in living memory.<p>Two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down and 18 U.S. soldiers …

War

#Blog4Dev: Vocation and technical training and access to credit would create jobs

During my years in college, the number of unemployed graduates in my city made me want to study harder, and seek the skills required in the workplace …

International Development

Security Council maintains partial lifting of arms embargo on Somalia for one year

The Security Council on Tuesday renewed until 15 November 2018 the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somalia, authorization for maritime …

Eritrea

U.S. Carries Out Drone Strikes in Somalia

U.S. forces carry out three strikes within 24 hours in coordination with Somalia’s government<p>MOGADISHU, Somalia—U.S. forces say they have carried out three drone strikes within 24 hours in Somalia, stepping up their campaign against the Islamic extremist rebels of al-Shabaab and the Islamic State …

Islamic State (ISIS)

US increases drone strikes against Islamic extremists in Somalia: report

The U.S. carried out three drone strikes over a span of 24 hours in Somalia, according to a report from The Associated Press.<p>The first strike …

East Africa

US-targeted IS in Somalia could be a 'significant threat'

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A U.N. experts report says the Islamic State group's growing presence in Somalia could become a "significant threat" if it attracts fighters fleeing collapsing strongholds in Syria and Iraq.<p>The U.S. military this month carried out its first drone strikes against IS …

World News

Islamic State Militants Increasing in Northern Somalia - UN

The increase in strength of the group has attracted attention because security officials fear it could offer a safe haven for Islamic State militants …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Islamic State's footprint spreading in northern Somalia: U.N. | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Nov 08, 2017 10:47 pm | Updated Date: Nov 08, 2017 …

Islamic State (ISIS)

AU Forces Begins Withdrawal Process From Somalia

IRIN, 6 November 2017<p>When Ali Osman Diblawe arrived in Bariire town he was barefoot and winded. He had sprinted the 2.5 kilometres from his farm to …

Africa

Saving Somalia Through Debt Relief

Somalia needs humanitarian aid to stem its short-term suffering, but that cash will not break the country's deadly cycles of drought, hunger, and …

Africa

Somalia: U.S. Strikes on ISIS in Somalia Underscore Threat, Vulnerabilities

Blog<p>Washington, DC — On November 3, the United States carried out two separate airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Straight talk on Somalia’s insecurity

There is a broad-based consensus that security in Somalia has been deteriorating at an alarming rate. In the past few weeks, hundreds of people have …

Africa

US ramps up military strikes in Somalia

When Ali Osman Diblawe arrived in Bariire he was barefoot and winded. He had sprinted the 2.5 kilometres from his farm to the southern Somali town …

War

US tells Somalia mission staffers to leave over threat

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The United States has ordered all non-essential employees of its mission to Somalia to leave the capital, Mogadishu, because of …

Terrorism

U.S. Attacks ISIS in Somalia

<b>DoD News, Defense Media Activity / Published Nov. 3, 2017</b><p>In coordination with the Somali government, U.S. forces conducted two separate airstrikes …

War

US warns diplomatic staff of 'specific threat' at Mogadishu airport

Somali security assess the scene of a suicide car bomb explosion, at the gate of Naso Hablod Two Hotel in Hamarweyne district of Mogadishu, Somalia …

News (South Africa)

State Department orders officials to leave Somalia's capital

U.S. officials in Somalia have been ordered to leave Mogadishu due to the risk of terrorist attacks, the State Department announced in a …

Islamic State (ISIS)

U.S. Carries Out First Airstrikes Against ISIS in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The U.S. military for the first time has conducted two airstrikes against Islamic State group fighters in Somalia, where the group is a growing presence in a country long threatened by the al-Qaeda-linked extremist group al-Shabab.<p>The U.S. Africa Command said the two drone …

World News

US strikes Daesh in Somalia for first time

| <b>Published —</b> Saturday 4 November 2017<p>A file photo taken on March 5, 2012 shows Al-Qaeda linked al-Shebab recruits walking down a street in the …

Horn of Africa

Somalia attacks: Anger, helplessness - and a plea to Australia after 'our 9/11'

People fear for their loved ones back home and business has declined. "It's a lot quieter on the streets these days," Burhani says.<p>I meet up with …

Terrorism

US carries out 1st airstrikes against ISIS in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military for the first time has conducted two airstrikes against Islamic State group fighters in Somalia, where the group is a growing presence in a country long threatened by the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab.<p>A U.S. official said the strikes were …

Islamic State (ISIS)

US military launches airstrikes on ISIS fighters in Somalia

The US military conducted two airstrikes Thursday night in northeastern Somalia, targeting ISIS fighters in the country for the first time just days …

Islamic State (ISIS)

US launches first drone strikes on IS group in Somalia

The US conducted a pair of drone strikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia on Friday, the first time America has hit the jihadists in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said.<p>The strikes occurred in northeastern Somalia and killed "several terrorists," the US military's Africa Command said …

World News

U.S. tells staffers of Somalia mission to leave over threat

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- The United States has ordered all non-essential employees of its mission to Somalia to leave the capital, Mogadishu, because of …

Canadian News