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Somali President Urges Norwegian Diaspora to Reinforce Battle Against al-Shabab

Oslo (AX) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud declared that his administration has reclaimed vast territories from al-Shabab in the past two years, even though the militant group has stepped up attacks on military installations in Galmudug and Hirshabelle States. Speaking to the Somali diaspora in Oslo on Tuesday, President Mohamud touched on issues of security, politics, national progress, constitutional amendments, and the ongoing battle against al-Shabab across different regions. "Securing the nation, finalizing…

Somali Forces Showcase Defeated al-Shabab Militants After Thwarting El-Dher Assault

Dhusamareb (AX) - Somali army showcased the corpses of ten al-Shabab insurgents eliminated during a recent botched attack in El-dher, Galgadud region. The Federal Government of Somalia’s Ministry of Information declared in a statement on Tuesday that the bodies were stumbled upon on the district's outskirts after a three-day operation. The Ministry mentioned capturing several other militants alive during these operations. Somalia's government divulged that five of its soldiers were slain in a Saturday skirmish where…

Prime Minister Barre Commends Brave Somali Forces for Liberating Bulo Haji from al-Shabab Control

Kismayo (AX) - Somali soldiers, along with local clan militias, seized Bulo Haji, a pivotal area around 80 kilometers south of Kismayo, Lower Jubba's capital, on Monday. Prime Minister Hamse Abdi Barre extolled the Somali National Army and the Jubbaland leadership for triumphing over al-Shabab in Jubbaland. "I commend the National Heroes Army for their valor, diligence, and integrity in freeing the country from the Khawarij," stated Prime Minister Hamse Abdi Barre. The Prime Minister assured that the liberated zones would…

Somali Government Thwarts Attack, Eliminates 47 Al-Shabab Militants in Central Somalia

Mogadishu (AX) - The Somali government declared on Saturday that its troops, reinforced by local clan militias, terminated approximately 47 al-Shabab militants and injured numerous others in a thwarted assault on a central Somalia military base. The clash, marked by blasts and subsequent gunfire, erupted in El-dher district of Galgadud region early Saturday morning. The Somali Ministry of Information shared that the militants faced severe losses during the skirmish, but refrained from addressing speculations about a US…

16 Dead as Somali Forces Thwart al-Shabab Assault on Military Base

DhusaMareeb (AX) - A bunch of about 16 al-Shabab militants met their doom when they botched a brazen assault on a Somali military encampment in El-Dher district, nestled in Galgadud, this crack-of-dawn Saturday.The ruckus kicked off with booms, swiftly turning into an intense gunfight between the insurgents and soldiers.According to Somali authorities, the army, with a little help from local clan warriors, fended off the raid, thanks to an early heads-up from the good folks of the district."We chalked up sixteen militant…

Undercover NISA operation uncovers shady dealings between businessmen and Al-Shabab

In Mogadishu, the Somalia National Security and Intelligence Agency (NISA) apprehended multiple businesspeople accused of covertly engaging with the al-Shabab extremist organization on Saturday. NISA did not reveal the identities or quantity of the businessmen and urged the Somali populace to stay vigilant against the group's schemes to plunder their assets. Over the past year, the Somali administration has heightened its campaign to disrupt the financial networks backing the Islamist militant faction al-Shabab. Numerous…

Northeastern State Denounces Federal Government’s Findings on Counter al-Shabab Mission

Garowe (AX) - The Information Department of Northeastern State Region firmly rejected the federal government’s claim of 20 al-Shabab fighters being killed in a joint operation. In an official statement issued, Northeastern State asserted its ability to handle its own security and reiterated its dedication to rooting out terrorist organizations. Deputy Information Minister of Somalia, Abdirahman Yusuf Al-Addaala, informed VOA Somali radio that the federal government launched an offensive against al-Shabab in Northeastern…

Federal Forces and Allies eliminate 20 al-Shabab insurgents in Northeastern State Region

In Mogadishu, a significant number of al-Shabab militants, including top leaders, were eliminated in a joint operation by the Somali government and international allies in Almadow mountains, Northeastern State state. A statement from the Federal Ministry of Information announced the successful operation against the militants who had been taking refuge in the rugged mountain terrain. The regional government of Northeastern State, responsible for the area, has not officially responded to the operation, while the federal…

Somali Leaders Praise UN Security Council for Enforcing Sanctions Against al-Shabab Militants

In a recent development, the Somali government has expressed gratitude for the UN Security Council's decision to impose sanctions on three al-Shabab leaders following a request made by the Somali government. Daud Aweis Jama, the Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, took to his social media platform to commend the decision. He mentioned that the sanctioned individuals are now officially on the sanctions list outlined in Resolution 2713. They will face financial constraints and travel limitations as a consequence.…

Brave Somali Troops Wounded in Bold al-Shabab Attack in Bardale: A First-Hand Account

In Bardale, Bay region, al-Shabab militants ambushed government soldiers, leaving three wounded. The Bay region police commander revealed that the attack was thwarted, thanks to a timely intelligence warning. Fortunately, no fatalities occurred, and the military is now on a hunt for the attackers. The Southwest security minister has been present in Bardale recently to eliminate unauthorized checkpoints in the area.

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