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Devastating Roadside Blast Claims Senior Military Officer and Seven Soldiers in Bay Region

Baidoa (AX) - Major Mohamed Nur Sheegow, widely known as Mohamed Dheere, and commander of the 8th battalion of the 60th division of the Somali National Army (SNA), along with seven SNA troops, met their tragic end in a roadside blast on Saturday in southwest Somalia's Bay region. Ibrahim Sheikh Muhidin, Chief of Defence Forces of the SNA, confirmed the demise of the commander after an explosive device detonated, striking their convoy. A military official, preferring to stay anonymous, reported that at least 11 other…

Ex-Somali Spokesman Denies Defense Minister’s Claims on Cemetery Land Misuse

Mogadishu (AX) - Abdirashid Mohamed Hashi, ex-spokesman of the Somali Presidential Palace, shot down Defense Minister’s allegation about ex-President Farmajo’s administration scheming to convert the School Policia burial grounds into fancy lodgings. Now advocating for former President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, Hashi accused the minister of spinning tales to legitimize the current regime's grab of the cemetery for a commercial endeavor, branding it a ruse to swindle public assets. "The announcement from last night was…

US Military Denies Al-Shabaab’s Claims of Airstrike Killing Cuban Doctors

US Military Denies Killing Cuban Medics WASHINGTON – US Africa Command has vigorously denied allegations that their airstrike resulted in the deaths of two Cuban doctors who were abducted by Al-Shabaab from Mandera, Kenya approximately five years ago. The operation took place in Jilib town this February. In its latest quarterly briefing, US Africa Command acknowledged launching an airstrike on February 15 in Jilib, located in southern Somalia, but firmly refuted claims that the Cuban doctors were…

AFRICOM Refutes Claims of US Airstrike Targeting Cuban Medical Personnel

The U.S. armed forces claim they had no role in the purported demise of two Cuban medics, whom the al-Shabab insurgents assert were slain following an American air raid in Somalia this February.The most recent civilian damage assessment report, released quarterly by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), verifies that American forces executed an airstrike near Jilib on February 15, but refutes the allegation that this strike led to the deaths of the doctors."On February 17, 2024, the command received a solitary report from an online…

Ethiopia Rebuts Somali Claims on Peacekeeping Forces Pullout Notice

“No official word from Somalia on this,” Tedla declared. Talks about substituting the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) haven't kicked off, and ATMIS's infancy phase is still in motion. Roughly 8,000 Ethiopian troops sit in Somalia under a direct pact with both nations and the African Union’s short-term ATMIS operation. Still, irked over a maritime Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ethiopia and North Western of Somalia, the Somali government demanded Ethiopian soldiers exit by 2024’s close. Ties…

Tragic Clan Conflict in Central Somalia Claims 50 Lives

Dhusamareb (AX) - Clashes between rival clans in central Somalia have claimed 50 lives, primarily from both conflicting parties. Hostilities rage on in a hamlet nestled between Herale and Abudwak in the Galgadud territory. The skirmish kicked off post-dawn prayers on Saturday, with two militias—one from the Marehan clan, the other from the Dir clan—engaging in battle within Abudwak and Herale settlements. Eyewitness accounts report over 60 individuals injured during the conflict, with many being whisked away to hospitals…

Devastating Inter-Clan Violence Claims Lives of Nearly Ten in Central Somalia

Dhusamareb (AX) - In a fierce inter-clan skirmish, at least eight folks on both sides met their demise, with another ten suffering injuries, in a small hamlet nestled between Heraale and Abudwak districts in Galgadud region this past Saturday. Clashes erupted in the Landhere locale, a mere 20 km from the Hurshe quarter, as rival militias from Heraale and Abudwak clashed. Traditional elders have launched initiatives to quell the brawl, aware of its potential to escalate into significant bloodshed. The Galmudug regional…

Clan Conflict in Middle Shabelle Claims Life of Somali Police Chief

Juqlawe's demise was announced by General Zakiya Hussein, the second-in-command of the police force. He lost his life trying to negotiate peace among warring factions in the tumultuous Adale District, a region notorious for persistent clan-driven skirmishes. "May the Almighty show us mercy. This morning, Abdulkadir Mohamed Hashi Juqlawe, who led the Dervish Police Union in Middle Shabelle, was slain amid efforts to defuse a violent clash between antagonistic groups," Hussein shared on social media. She remembered Juqlawe as…

Raging Storm Lali Claims 7 Children in Southern Somalia: Rescuers Save 2, 4 Still Missing

In Merca, Somalia, seven children were swept into the sea during a storm, leaving four missing and two critically injured. The kids were having a fun day at the beach when strong waves dragged them away, as explained by Abdalla Bashir Abdi, a local elder. Two of the children are siblings. The National Disaster Management Authority of Somalia issued a warning about a powerful storm named Lali affecting the southern coastal areas. Mohamud Macallin, the agency's chairman, highlighted the challenges they face due to limited…

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