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 ...

Somali pirates free hijacked oil tanker, hostage crew

Mar 17, 2017

Somali pirates free hijacked oil tanker, hostage crew

Somali pirates on Thursday handed over an oil tanker and eight Sri Lankan hostages captured just days ago, the Oceans Beyond Piracy NGO told AFP, bringing to a close the first such attack since 2012. "The Puntland maritime police force freed the ship. They made ...