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Sep 20, 2018

Airstrike killed or wounded several al-Shabab figures: Somali officials

Somali intelligence officials say several senior officials with the al-Shabab extremist group have been killed or wounded in an airstrike. The officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media say the overnight airstrike hit a training ...

/ Jul 26, 2018

Somalia brings first prosecution for female genital mutilation

Somalia's Attorney General Ahmed Ali Dahir announced on Wednesday the country's first prosecution against female genital mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl, an adviser to the government said. Ifrah Ahmed, who advises Somalia on gender issues, said the attorney general was sending ...

Dec 3, 2017

Final death toll in Somalia's worst attack is 512 people

The final death toll in October's massive truck bombing in Somalia's capital is 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the country's worst-ever attack. The final toll is a dramatic increase from previous estimates of more than 350 killed. The committee's report, ...

Nov 4, 2017

U.S. carries out first airstrikes against Islamic State in Somalia

The United States carried out its first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Somalia and killed "several terrorists," the U.S. military said Friday. The Pentagon's Africa Command said the first strike was carried out at midnight Thursday and another one at 11 a.m. on Friday. "Several ...

Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks tops 300

Oct 16, 2017

Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks tops 300

More than 300 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught up in Somalia's deadliest attack in a decade. The death toll has steadily risen since Saturday, when the blasts ...