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Somali Security Forces Nab Notorious Pirate Behind MV Abdullah Hijacking

Garowe (AX) - Somali counter-terror officers in Northeastern State nabbed one of the sea bandits who attacked and commandeered the MV Abdullah, a Bangladeshi cargo vessel, along with its 23 sailors back in March this year. On Monday, Northeastern State police declared they had captured Mohamed Sufi Rasas in Garowe town, where he had been hiding for several days. The apprehension stemmed from a tip-off regarding his location. The authorities revealed that Rasas initially hijacked the MV Room and was subsequently moved to the…

Somali Troops Seize Key Ruunirgood Stronghold from Al-Shabaab

For a stretch of days now, soldiers have been active in Ruunirgood, a zone erstwhile controlled by Al-Shabaab. Military brass say they're in the throes of minesweeping efforts, since Al-Shabaab departed leaving hidden dangers in their wake. "The Somali National Army has surged forth from multiple fronts into Ruunirgood District, seizing control of this key area straddling the Galgaduud and Middle Shabelle regions. Investigations are underway in the city," stated the government communiqué. Authorities didn't mention any…

Brave European Forces Liberate German Freighter from Somali Pirate Capture

The German cargo ship was saved from Somali pirates by the EU anti-piracy force along the Somali coast. The operation highlighted the need for increased surveillance in the region to prevent further attacks. EU forces successfully boarded the Basilisk ship using a helicopter sent from Operation Atalanta. The pirates were forced to retreat after briefly taking control of the vessel. This incident underscores the ongoing threat of piracy in the area. The German cargo ship was ambushed by pirates in Somali waters, despite…

Somali Authorities Capture Two Robbery Suspects in Dawn Operation in Mogadishu

In the Banadir region, law enforcement has taken down suspects linked to a string of thefts in Mogadishu's Wabari neighborhood. Earlier today, the Somali Police Force nabbed two young men believed to be behind the robberies. The arrests went down around 3:45 AM on May 14, 2024, following a tip-off. The suspects, armed with knives and riding a Bajaj motorcycle (license plate RE Red M1B014/A 3547), were caught red-handed. Pictures of the suspects, their weaponry, and the motorcycle used in the crimes were shared by the police.…

Northeastern State Security Forces Intercept Explosives and Capture Suspect in Bold Anti-Terror Operation in Bosaso

In Bosaso, Northeastern State's maritime forces nabbed a suspect and seized dangerous materials after operations in the area. Among the confiscated items were hand grenades linked to recent explosions in the city. The missions focused on individuals believed to have ties to terrorist organizations like Al-Shabaab and ISIS-Somalia, rumored to have secret bases in the mountains of Bari region. However, the official statement did not specify the suspect's particular group affiliation. The naval command's statement indicated…

South West Troops Successfully Apprehend Al-Shabaab Leader in Covert Bay Region Mission

In Kunyabarow, South West State security forces triumphantly apprehended an Al-Shabaab official named Adan Mohamed Ali Dhayoow. Disguised in a Federal Government Army uniform, Dhayoow was armed and subsequently handed over to local security forces. The capture of Dhayoow is just one in a series of actions aimed at rooting out Al-Shabaab militants in the Bay region. A dozen members of the group were recently seized in military operations in and around Baidoa, the interim headquarters of South West Somalia. These operations…

Somali Authorities Capture Alleged Pirates Off the Coast

In Somalia, police in Jubaland state have apprehended four suspected pirates near the coastline amidst increasing piracy activities, particularly in the Horn of Africa country currently grappling with instability. The arrested pirates were allegedly scheming to launch attacks on ships within Somalia's waters around Kismayo, the administrative hub of Jubaland state. Following multinational military interventions, the region has shown signs of stability recently. The operation took place roughly 70 km south of Kismayo, the…

Puntland Forces Intercept Contraband and Capture Alleged Pirates in Bold Naval Operation

In Bosaso, Somali naval forces in Puntland intercepted illicit arms and detained a group of suspected Somali pirates in a security operation along the coast. The action took place in Eyl, a coastal town believed to be a hub for attacks on ships. Authorities are hunting down the pirates responsible for a $5 million ransom from the MV Abdullah, a Bangladeshi vessel seized in March. The Puntland navy did not disclose the number of weapons seized or their intended use due to the region's presence of ISIS and al-Shabab. They also…

Banadir Region Police Capture Trio Responsible for the Tragic Murder of Student Abdullahi Abdi Isaak

The individuals captured are Abdi Ahmed Adow, Farhan Adan Noor, and Ahmed Mohamed Raage, also known as Qataatow, who is serving in the military. They are accused of being involved in a deadly shooting on April 10, 2024. The incident occurred around 11:45 PM on the evening of Eid al-Fitr in Deniil district's Eriya El-Das area, near G/Baley, where the perpetrators shot at a police vehicle. Isaak was fatally injured during this assault. "The General Unit of the Banadir region has successfully apprehended the suspects connected…

Kenyan authorities capture notorious Al-Shabaab leader Abu Mahir in strategic Lamu operation

While on a bus from Lamu to Malindi, Mustakima was apprehended by officials after fleeing the Boni Forest due to increased security operations. "The capture of Al-Shabaab members like Mustakima marks a significant win in our battle against terrorism," stated a government representative. "We are fully dedicated to utilizing all resources at our disposal to combat the terrorist threat." The government of Kenya highlighted the success of their efforts against Al-Shabaab in Lamu, resulting in a decrease in terrorist incidents,…

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