Monday, September 21, 2020

Somalia: Al-Shabab Attacks Intensify Ahead of Parliamentary, Presidential Elections

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In the past week alone, Somalia has been the scene of over a dozen deadly terror attacks by al-Shabab. The Islamist militant group is...

Somali Money Transfer Companies Amal, Iftin Moved Millions for Suspected Armed Dealers – Report

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Somali money transfer companies moved more than $3.7 million in cash between suspected weapons traffickers in recent years, including to a Yemeni under U.S....

Federal Somalia Members Encroach Again on Somaliland Sovereignty, Integrity

At the conclusion of a 4-day meeting between federal Somalia President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, and his regional states' Presidents, the conferees decided on issues...

AFRICOM Admits Al-Shabab is Targeting US Troops More Now Than Ever

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Al-Shabab, an al-Qaida offshoot based in Somalia, is growing more emboldened in targeting U.S. troops, according to U.S. Africa Command’s director of intelligence Navy Rear...

Revealed: The CIA and MI6’s Secret War in Kenya

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US and Kenyan diplomatic and intelligence officials tell Declassified UK why the CIA set up a covert paramilitary counter-terror team, how it flies recruits...

Somalia: Al Shabaab Attacks Villa Somalia, Mogadishu with Mortars, Kismayu Blast Kills Several

At least 9 mortar shells landed at three districts of Mogadishu Thursday evening. According to cirt media reports the mortars hit the districts of Wardhiigley...

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Bombing Targets Blue Sky Teashop for the 6th Time (Update)

Although the al-Shabaab Islamist fighters have not yet owned up to the bombing, the blast, where it happened and how it happened has its...

Somalia: Resilient Al-Shabab May Trap United States in Endless War

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The Pentagon’s war against terror in Somalia was supposed to begin winding down next year, but the number of American airstrikes against al-Shabab targets...

Qatar, NISA, Al-Shabaab Hold Somalia in Linked Triangular Vise Grip

Qatar's 'support' for Somali Spy agency raises storm over links with Al-Shabaab Qatar has yet again been sucked into Somalia's internal politics, with mounting accusations...

Villagers Battle Al Shabab in Central Somalia, Casualties Reported

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Villagers took up arms to defend their livestock against the armed group in central Somalia, officials say Dozens of people have died following clashes between...