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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…

Devastating Roadside Blast Kills 8 Somali Soldiers, Injures 11

MOGADISHU (AX) — On Saturday, a grim episode unfolded in Somalia's Bay region as a roadside bomb claimed the lives of at least eight Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers, including a high-ranking commander. Another 11 soldiers found themselves wounded in the brutal blast, according to a top military honcho. Chief of Defence Forces Ibrahim Sheikh Muhidin confirmed the tragic event, stating that commander Mohamed Dhere perished in the explosion. Dhere, who helmed the 8th Battalion in Sector 60, fell victim when his convoy…

Al-Shabab Strikes Ethiopian Military Base in Hudur with Devastating Mortar Assault

Baidoa (AX) - On Thursday night, alleged al-Shabab fighters bombarded an Ethiopian military outpost in Hudur district, Bakool region, with a flurry of mortar shells. Residents reported that Ethiopian soldiers fired back with heavy artillery, but the toll remains uncertain. Neither the African Union peacekeeping mission (ATMIS), the Southwest regional state administration, nor the federal government has provided statements regarding the strike on the army base. The attack occurred shortly after the Southwest regional…

Dutch Midfielder Koopmeiners Laments Devastating Injury That Sidelines Him for Euro 2024

Ronald Koeman faces a significant setback as both Teun Koopmeiners and Frenkie de Jong are sidelined due to injuries for Euro 2024. Netherlands midfielder Teun Koopmeiners, pivotal in Atalanta's recent European triumph, will miss Euro 2024 following a disastrous injury. Last month, Koopmeiners played a crucial role in Atalanta's victory over Bayer Leverkusen, capturing their first European trophy. The Dutch squad's preparation took a hit as Koopmeiners and Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong were confirmed unavailable by Coach…

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…

Somali Troops Perish in Devastating Southwest Landmine Blast

On Tuesday, a remote-controlled landmine detonation at the main checkpoint in Silberd town, Bakool region, southwestern Somalia, led to the deaths of three Somali National Army soldiers and several injuries. Al-Shabaab, a militant group, asserted responsibility for the Tuesday attack, claiming their operatives caused the fatalities and injuries among the Somali military personnel. No immediate details on the blast were provided by local officials or National Army leaders. This incident underscores the significant…

UN Appeals for Increased Aid Following Easing of Devastating Rains in Somalia

The United Nations' humanitarian wing issued an urgent plea Monday for extra funds to address the fallout from the Gu rains (April-June) in Somalia as dry spells are forecasted soon. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that 10 people lost their lives and 268,359 others were impacted by the rains, which also ravaged crops, public amenities, and other sources of livelihood. “Rapid needs assessments have been deployed in Hirshabelle, Jubaland, and Northeastern State States,"…

Devastating East Africa Floods Claim 528 Lives in the Midst of Intense Rainfall

Over 528 individuals have lost their lives due to heavy downpours and sudden floods wreaking havoc in East Africa, as stated by the United Nations relief agency on Friday. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that about 1.6 million individuals have been affected by the calamity, with a majority hailing from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, including around 482,320 people in dire need of shelter.The OCHA revealed that humanitarian organizations throughout East Africa are actively collaborating with…

Shabelle River Overflows, Triggering Devastating Floods in Beledweyne

In Beledweyne, floods ravaged the town due to heavy rains causing the Shabelle River to overflow, inundating homes and forcing residents to find safety on higher ground. Government warnings about the intense rains urged people to evacuate, yet the flooding still overwhelmed several neighborhoods, leaving houses partially underwater and families displaced. Commissioner of the Somali Disaster Management Agency (SoDMA), Mahamuud Moallim, discussed with the head of OCHA in Somalia about the coordination of the Humanitarian…

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