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Hizbul Islam Official Killed in Mogadishu 's Bakara Market

A Hizbul Islam official called Bare Ali Bare was on Tuesday gunned down by unknown assailants in Mogadishu 's Bakara Market, a stronghold for Somali rebel fighters. According to witnesses who spoke to Garowe Online, the official was killed by four gunmen armed with pistol inside the market, which populated by people at the time. The slain official...

Transitional Govt of Somalia Calls for World Food Programme (WFP) to Continue Operations

The Transitional Federal Government of Somalia on Sunday called for the World Food Programme (WFP) to continue its operations in Somalia, just hours after Harakat Al-shabab Mujahideen issued press released suspending whole activities if the agency in southern Somalia. Sheikh Yusuf Mohammed Siad (Inda Adde), the state minister of the Somali...

Somalia's president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed Seeks World's Help, Admits Shortcomings

Somalia's president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed Seeks World's Help, Admits Shortcomings Somalia's president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has called on international community to assist his fragile government in restoring peace and stability in the war-torn country. Ahmed acknowledged that his government has no powers to pacify the country from the powerful insurgents, urging world to urgently help. "My government has no powers; we need...

'World Food Program (WFP) Will Not Operate in Southern Somalia' - Al-Shabab

Officials of Harakat Al-shabab Mujahideen have Saturday said that the World Food Program (WFP) will not operate in the areas under the control of their administration in Somalia until it takes commandments ordered earlier. Sheik Moktar Robow Ali better known as (Abu Mansour), high profile of Harakat Al-shabab Mujahideen told reporters before a...

Somalian Al-Shabaab Declares Jihad On Kenya

Somalian Al-Shabaab Declares Jihad On Kenya The Islamic administration of Al-Shabaab that controls Somalia's southern regions of Jubba has on Sunday declared holy war on Kenya over reports that Nairobi is training Somali troops. Sheikh Hussen Abdi Gedi, Al-Shabaab's second in command in the southern port city of Kismayo said his group has received reports of planned offensives from the...

Heavy Shelling Kills 2, Injuries 10 Others in Somali capital Mogadishu

Heavy Shelling Kills 2, Injuries 10 Others in Somali capital Mogadishu At least two people have been killed and about 10 others have been wounded in heavy shelling targeted at neighborhoods in the north of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Sunday. Reports say that all the people who were wounded and injured during the shelling were civilians who were one of the few residents remained in...

Kenya Trains '2,500 Somalia Troops'

Some 2,500 Somali troops have finished training in neighbouring Kenya and are ready to join a Somali government offensive against rebels, which control much of the war-torn country. According to Kenyan officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, the new recruits are only waiting their final assessments before actual deployment. "The recruits...

Somali Government Welcomes UN's Decision for Amisom's Presence in Somalia

Somali Government Welcomes UN's Decision for Amisom's Presence in Somalia Sheik Yusuf Mohamed Siad better known as (Inda'adde), the state minister of transitional government for the defense affairs said in an interview with Shabelle radio that the TFG had welcomed the decision of the United Nation's decision for extending the presence of the AU troops in Somalia. The minister said that the officials of the transitional...

Plan to Integrate Ex-Militias Into Security Forces in Somalia

Mogadishu residents have welcomed plans by the interim government to step up the integration of an earlier, ousted, regime's security forces into its own army. "People are fed up and are tired of the daily attacks and miserable living conditions in the camps [for the internally displaced]; the insurgents enjoy very little, if any, support," a...

Former Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Gedi to Face Charges

Former Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Gedi to Face Charges An official speaking for Somalia's Attorney General Office says a case against former Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Gedi will be the first one, in series that face prominent persons, expected to be presented before the high court in the coming days. Ali Yare says Gedi has committed crimes against the state in his premier tenure and its their...

UN Agency Says 63,000 Somalis Already Uprooted by Fighting This Year

An estimated 63,000 people have been displaced from their homes in Somalia in just the first few weeks of this year due to ongoing fighting, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. Some 14,000 of them were uprooted in the capital, Mogadishu, where clashes last week between Government forces and Al-Shabaab and Hisb-ul-Islam militants left...

Somalia's president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed Laments Lack of International Support

Somalia's president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed Laments Lack of International Support Somalia's president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said his country lacks the international support it needs to prevent powerful Al-Qaeda-backed insurgents from overthrowing his fragile government. Sharif said his government only control pocketful of Mogadishu with the rest including southern Somalia under the hands of Al-Shabaab and Hizbul Islam, the...

138 Killed in Central Somalia Fighting

A Mogadishu-based right group says the death toll from the recent fighting between Somali armed groups in central Somalia has reached 138 with more than 344 others, mostly fighters from both sides injured. Elman Human Right and Peace Group says 63,000 residents have also being displaced in the fighting which was described worst to hit the central...

Calm Returns, 30 Bodies Found in Somalia's Dusomareb town in Central Region

Calm Returns, 30 Bodies Found in Somalia's Dusomareb town in Central Region At least 30 dead bodies have been found in Dusomareb town where heavy fighting between both rival sides continued on Saturday, just as calm returned to areas where the clashes happened in central Somalia, witnesses said on Sunday. Reports say that calm has returned to Dusomareb town, just a day after deadly fighting between forces loyal to the...

Somali Gov't Sayst From Yemen

Somali Gov't Sayst From Yemen Somalia's State Minister for Defense, Sheikh Yusuf Mohamed Siad aka Indha Adde says Yemeni rebels have sent arms to Somalia's Islamist Al Shabaab insurgents to help fuel the insurgence. Indha Adde said the boats carrying weapons from Yemen had docked in the southern port city of Kismayo, which is under Al Shabaab's control. "Yemeni rebels sent two...