Al-Shabab fighters briefly take Somali border town, kill four soldiers

Sep 12, 2017

Al-Shabab fighters briefly take Somali border town, kill four soldiers

Islamic extremist fighters killed four Somali government soldiers and briefly took a town near the border with Kenya Monday, a military official said. The dawn attack on the town of Beled-Hawo started with a suicide car bombing targeting government troops' front-line defenses. A gunfight then ...

Somali militants let drought-hit civilians roam for food

/ Mar 17, 2017

Somali militants let drought-hit civilians roam for food

Somali Islamists are letting civilians in drought-hit regions under their control move with relative freedom to find food, the group and a U.N. official said on Thursday, but they are continuing to restrict the access of international aid groups. Somalia, struggling to recover from more ...

Oct 31, 2016

Shabab fighters wrest town from Somali forces

The Islamist group al-Shabab seized a town northwest of Somalia's capital from government forces on Sunday, the latest small center taken by the militant group trying to topple the country's Western-backed government. Shabab, which once ruled much of Somalia, has been fighting for years to ...

Somalian forces end extremist siege of hotel; 15 killed

Jun 3, 2016

Somalian forces end extremist siege of hotel; 15 killed

Somali security forces Thursday ended an overnight siege by extremist gunmen at a hotel in the capital which killed least 15 people, including two members of parliament, officials said. The assault started when a vehicle laden with explosives detonated outside the Ambassador Hotel Wednesday evening ...