Beledweyne

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 16th, 2014
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– By Mohamed Mubarak In March, the AU and the Somali National Army (SNA) launched their long-awaited offensive against Al-Shabaab. As was expected, Al-Shabaab withdrew from most areas without putting up much resistance. On the surface, the Somali government has won a huge chunk of territory back from...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 28th, 2012
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Critical Threats Horn of Africa Security Brief Somali police conducted security operations in Mogadishu, Banadir region on December 27. The searches were concentrated in the Hamar Weyne, Waberi, Hoban and Dharkenley districts of the city. Fifteen suspects were arrested during the operation. Additiona...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 13th, 2012
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By James Smith Somalia’s Islamist militia, al Shabaab, is on the back foot. Each week brings news of another town seized. The forceful departure of al Shabaab however does not necessarily imply victory for the inhabitants of the ‘newly liberated areas’. In late 2011 Ethiopian forces together with pro...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 15th, 2012
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Mogadishu – Kenyan jets bombed an al-Shabaab rebel base in southern Somalia on Sunday, killing a family of seven as well as seven fighters from the insurgent group linked to al-Qaeda, residents said. Kenya sent troops into anarchic Somalia in October after raids and kidnappings it blamed on al-...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 5th, 2012
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Ethiopian troops are hurting extremists in Somalia but stability is still far away. HOW many countries does it take to chase away a ragtag band of al-Qaeda fighters? In Somalia, the answer is a hatful. The country has a “transitional” government that has for years failed to put up a serious challenge...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Dec 26th, 2010
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At least 20 people were killed and 22 others wounded in attacks in two major cities in central and southern Somalia. Witnesses in Mogadishu said 10 people were killed in fighting between Somali government forces and Al Shabaab insurgents. More than 15 wounded persons were admitted to local hospitals,...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 28th, 2010
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MOGADISHU, Somalia – An Islamic group that controls much of southern Somalia executed two girls by firing squad, and hundreds of residents of a town were forced to view the spectacle. Sheik Mohamed Ibrahim on Wednesday sentenced the girls to death in the town of Belet Weyne for spying for government ...