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UN Envoy believes Al-Shabaab is still Somalia’s Nightmare

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The top UN envoy in Somalia Nicholas Haysom on Thursday warned that al-Shabaab remains the biggest source of insecurity in Somalia. "Despite the ongoing operations...
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Somalia advised to create avenues to receive Al-Shabaab defectors

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The United States on Wednesday called on the Somali government to facilitate ways in which fighters of Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab can reject terrorism...
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US commences air strikes against al-Shabaab forces in Somalia

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On June 11 at 2:20 am Eastern Standard Time, U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike in southern Somalia. The militants were operating an al-Shabaab command...
A chief (R) destroys a den during a crackdown on illicit brew at Motherland slums in Nairobi's Eastleigh estate, Kenya, July 14, 2015. Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Tuesday said that about 20,000 suspects have been arrested over illicit alcohol and 99 chiefs and sub-chiefs dismissed, and drastic action taken against 15 police officers in the war against the illicit brew. (Xinhua/John Okoyo)

Kenyan police gun down 3 Al-Shabaab suspects

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Kenya's security forces on Monday killed three Al-Shabaab suspects in the coastal town of Tana River. Deputy County Commissioner Michael Kioni said...
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U.S refutes allegations of airstrikes against Al-Shabaab

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The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) on Monday denied conducting air strikes against Al-Shabaab in southwest Somalia on Saturday in which more than 100 militants...
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Kenyan soldiers kill 15 Al-Shabaab militants in Somali operation

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Kenyan soldiers on Monday killed 15 Al-Shabaab terrorists and injured several others in an attack in southern Somalia near the border with Kenya. ...
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Somalia declares all-out war against Al-Shabaab, reshuffles army chiefs

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Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday declared all-out war against Al-Shabaab militants, shaking up security and intelligence chiefs a day after twin bombings...
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AU troops take back Somali town from Al-Shabaab

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said its troops and the Somali army have recovered the southern Somali town of Badade, near the...
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Al-Shabaab kills regional police chief, bodyguard in Somalia

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A police boss and his bodyguard died on Saturday evening after a grenade attack blamed on Al-Shabaab militants in Jowhar town located in Somalia's...
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At least 7 killed in heavy fighting in Somali town

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At least seven people were killed in heavy fighting between the Somali army and Al-Shabaab militants on Thursday night, an official said Friday. Four militants...

Nov. 19 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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MOGADISHU -- Troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), alongside the Somali National Army (SNA), on Friday killed six Al-Shabaab militants in...
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AU says Somali town calm after foiled attack

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AMISOM said its troops have retaken the town which on Tuesday came under fierce fighting between the security forces and Al-Shabaab militants after the...

Somali Forces Recapture El-Wak From Al-Shabaab Militants

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said the Somali forces pushed back the militants who seized the town on Friday after an attack...
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July 9 major Kenyan media outlets

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-- Kenya dismisses a UN report that its air strikes in Somalia killed 29 civilians following the Al-Shabaab attack on an army base in...
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July 6 major Kenyan media outlets

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-- Israel agrees to help Kenya fight terrorism by sharing intelligence and assist in the construction of a security wall along the border...

June 30 major Kenyan media outlets

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-- Kenya Defence Forces kill four Al-Shabaab fighters who had attacked a military camp in Lamu at the Coast. A rocket-propelled grenade and several...
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June 12 major Kenyan media outlets

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-- Religious leaders and diplomats intensify talks to broker deal on electoral reforms as stalemate between ruling coalition Jubilee and Opposition Cord persist. Opposition...
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Operatives of Kenya university attack killed in Somalia

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Mohamud Dulyadeyn, the plotter behind the Garissa University attack in April last year, and Maalim Daud, head of Al-Shabaab's intelligence hit squads, were killed...

AU-Backed Somali Forces Recaptures Key Al-Shabaab Held Towns

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Mohamed Mumin Elmi, an army commander, said the joint forces took the town without resistance from the militants. "AU contingent from Ethiopia and Somali National...

Al-Shabaab Loses Grips Of Janale To AU, Somalia Force

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Abdi Ibrahim Shamow, police commander for Lower Shabelle region where the town is located, said the joint forces took the town in the morning...
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8 Al-Shabaab suspects arrested in Somalia

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The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) spokesman Abdikamil Mo'allim Shukri said security forces conducted target operations at special areas including garages in Hodan,...
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Southern Somalia police station bomb attack thwarted by police

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Mohamed Hassan, the Head of Bardere police station which is located near the border between Somalia and Kenya, told journalists his officers were able...

Kenyan tourist resorts beef up security for Easter

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Coast Regional Coordinator, Nelson Marwa, said the move followed intelligence reports about planned attacks during Easter celebration by Somalia-based Islamist group Al-Shabaab. Police earlier said...
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Kenya cites intrusion of Al-Shabaab rebels

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Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinett, on Tuesday urged Kenyans to remain vigilant, saying the militants may stage attacks in Kenya. ...
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UN envoy lauds Puntland’s “rapid response” against Al-Shabaab

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Michael Keating, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, praised the response by Puntland, which said Monday its forces killed over 70...

Over 73 Somali soldiers killed in attack on Somali army outpost

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Al-Shabaab claimed on its Radio Andalus to have killed more than 73 Somali soldiers in the attack in the Laanta-Buuro area, 45 kilometres south...

Three Al-Shabaab rebels nabbed in a swoop in southwest Somalia

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Governor of Bakol region Mohamed Mo'alim told Xinhua by phone that Somali Army conducted the security operation to flush out terrorists after being informed...

Heavy Fighting In Nugal Leaves 20 Al-Shabaab Militants Dead

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Puntland Information Minister Mohamud Hassan said two of the Puntland forces were injured during the battle with the insurgents who stormed the region early...
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Al-Shabaab Militants Take Over Key Somali Towns

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Mayor of Garacad town Abdinur Abdullahi Hersi said the coastal town, which is located in the Mudug region, was seized without resistance by dozens...

AMISOM chief seeks collective support to defeat Al-Shabaab

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by HASHI The African Union peacekeeping mission (AMISOM) has called for partnership between pan African body's troops and the Somali security forces to win...