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Clan Clashes in Somalia Leave 55 Dead

A brawl erupted over the weekend between two tribes in central Somalia, resulting in at least 55 fatalities and 155 injuries, according to locals and healthcare workers on Monday.Somalia's federal government is grappling not only with the ferocity of the al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab, but also with clan disputes over territory and water resources in this Horn of Africa nation.The Dir and Marihan clans, once united against al Shabaab, clashed on Saturday in the towns of Abudwaq and Herale, in the Galmudug region, due to…

Scores Perish Amid Fierce Somali Clan Warfare

Witnesses, keeping their identities under wraps due to fears of reprisal, recounted that around 400 militiamen clashed violently, armed with anti-tank weaponry and hefty machine guns mounted on trucks.“The cause of the high body count was due to the skirmish taking place on exposed terrain and the militia being heavily equipped,” shared Muhidin Aden Wali, a commissioner and resident of Abudwaq.Though not dismissing the high toll, the commissioner's office couldn’t pinpoint exact numbers.Reacting to the chaos, the Somali…

Deadly Clan Clashes in Central Somalia Claim Over 55 Lives, Residents Report

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A brutal altercation erupted last weekend in central Somalia, leaving at least 55 dead and 155 injured, according to locals and medics on Monday. The federal administration in Somalia struggles not only against the brutal al Shabaab faction, tied to Al Qaeda, but also deals with infighting between clans over land and water disputes in the Horn of Africa. Sparks flew between the Dir and Marihan clans, former allies in pushing al Shabaab out of Galmudug, on Saturday in the towns of Abudwaq and Herale,…

Enhanced Security Protocols Enforced After Lethal Clan Conflicts in Somalia’s Galgaduud Region

Clashes flared up between Marehan and Dir militias around the Abudwak and Herale districts. Morning prayers barely ended before violence ignited, spreading swiftly and leading to many casualties. The wounded were rushed to hospitals in Herale, Abudwak, and Adado districts. The Galmudug regional government and federal authorities have demanded an immediate ceasefire. The precise reasons sparking the clan skirmishes remain murky, though it seems tied to land squabbles. Security Minister Mohamed Abdi Aden Gaboobe condemned…

Galmudug Pledges Firm Accountability Following Fatal Clan Disputes in Galgaduud

Minister of Security, Mohamed Abdi Aden Gaboobe, revealed that culprits have been pinpointed and will face justice. He decried the escalating clan skirmish. His statement came after ferocious combat erupted in Laandheer, resulting in casualties among security forces sent to quell the feud. Minister Gaboobe made it clear that the conflict, driven by a land dispute over empty terrain, is unacceptable. He promised that those entangled in this dispute will be brought to justice. Following the upheaval, the Somali government…

Fierce Clan Rivalries Devastate Central Somalia, Leaving Over 50 Dead

Deadly Clan Clashes Imbibe Over 50 Souls in Central Somalia ABUDWAK, Somalia - A fierce skirmish between feuding clans has tragically ended with more than 50 fatalities and 60 injured. This brutal melee, deemed the worst in Galgadud province for years, erupted in Landhere's north, bringing Marehan and Dir clan militias head-to-head. Ahmed Sahal, a regional police officer, noted that both sides relied heavily on machine guns and AK-47s, turning the battle into a carnage. Besides the immense loss of life, the violence wreaked…

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…

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…

Somalia’s Prime Minister Urges Unity: Battle Al-Shabaab, Not Clan Conflicts

Prime Minister of Somalia: Halt Clan Feuds, Al-Shabaab Remains the True Adversary MOGADISHU, Somalia - Prime Minister Hamsa Abdi Barre has called upon the Somali people to put an end to clan disputes which have significantly hindered the battle against Al-Shabaab insurgents, who control extensive territories in central and southern rural parts of the country. Barre emphasized the necessity for Somalis to unite and forgo tribal schisms to bolster the fight against Al-Shabaab. This militant group has often manipulated clan…

Somalia’s NISA Chief urges Hawadle clan to reignite battle against Al-Shabaab

The gathering, led by the Ali Madahweyne subclan of the Hawadle clan, was attended by various groups such as peacekeepers, scholars, academics, young people, women, merchants, politicians, MPs, and officials. Notable participants included the chief of the Macawisley militia and the Vice President of Hirshabelle. Sanbaloolshe stressed the importance of unity within the community and the need for established leadership, highlighting the significance of securing the Hop 58 parliamentary seat. "I call upon this assembly to…

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