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AU Military Transfers Command of Base to Somali Forces Amid Troop Reduction

AU Transfers Base to Somalia's Military Amid Troop Reduction MOGADISHU, Somalia - In a landmark event representing the third wave of military drawdown, the African Union (AU) Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) relinquished control of the Barire base to Somali security forces. Situated in the Lower Shabelle region, this base had been a strategic asset under the Uganda People’s Defense Forces of ATMIS since 2019, positioned roughly 60 km west of Mogadishu. ATMIS Uganda's Commander Anthony Lukwago Mbuusi…

Israeli Authorities Apprehend Man Plotting to Join ISIS in Somalia

Evil-doers from ISIS                                                            ReutersIsraeli lawmen captured a northerner suspected of gearing up to bolster ISIS in Somalia, the Israel Police spilled on Monday.The mark, a 17-and-a-half-year-old lad from 'Ara—a chiefly Muslim enclave near Hadera—found himself in cuffs thanks to the efforts of the Coastal District police and the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet).The groups disclosed the suspect had gone to great lengths to hitch up with ISIS, crafting a will, stashing money,…

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…

Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Revamps Military Forces

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Overhauls Military MOGADISHU, Somalia - President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has given the Somali National Army (SNA) a major shake-up, aiming for heightened prowess and adeptness as troops square off with Al-Shabaab across the nation. With the SNA assuming control of security from both the American Africa Command and the African Union's Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), a strategic revamp is underway. ATMIS has already initiated its pullback. This reorganization birthed the…

Somali Army Obliterates Al-Shabab Financial Hubs in Bold Southwest State Offensive

Baidoa (AX) - Federal troops, teamed up with Southwest Darwish forces, launched military maneuvers on routes linking Bay, Bakool, and Gedo regions recently. A missive from the federal government indicates the troops seized numerous zones, though specifics remain hush-hush. They also obliterated spots where the gang extorted funds from passing vehicles. Military brass told Somali National Television the mission aimed to secure roads in the Bay, Bakool, and Gedo territories, which militants occasionally plagued with terror…

Fierce Clashes Erupt in Bulo Haji Between al-Shabaab and Somali Government Forces

Local sources described fierce, yet fleeting clashes with both factions deploying a range of heavy and light weaponry. The exact number of casualties is not confirmed since neither the military hierarchy nor Jubbaland's high command has divulged any data on the losses. The skirmish aligned with an official visit from Jubbaland dignitaries, led by Second Vice President Abdiqadir Haji Mohamud, who touched down in Bulo Haji a day earlier. They pressed the armed forces to persist in their mission against Al-Shabaab.

Somali Government and Jubbaland Forces Launch Aggressive Assault on Al-Shabaab in Badhaadhe

The allied contingent is gearing up to snatch Badhaadhe district, a region long held by Al-Shabaab. At the crack of dawn on Wednesday, Al-Shabaab militants skedaddled from most of their positions after catching wind of the military's arrival in Badhaadhe. Tuesday saw joint forces capture Bulo Haji, an area previously under Al-Shabaab's thumb, earning accolades from Somalia's Prime Minister Hamse Abdi Barre. While much of Jubbaland remains a bastion for Al-Shabaab, the federal government and Jubbaland authorities are now…

Family in Garowe Denounces Son’s Burial, Demands Justice for Fatal Security Forces Encounter

Housing the body at Garowe General Hospital was not an option, forcing the family to shell out around $200 per day for a private refrigerator.Northeastern State's security forces recently declared an operation against contraband weaponry and narcotics, which ended in casualties and injuries. They admitted accountability. Yet, the deceased's kin allege the security personnel stonewalled their appeals and brushed off discussing the incident.Hiiraan Online inquired, and Garowe General Hospital's management explained that the…

WHO and Somalia Join Forces to Fortify Disease Outbreak Defenses

 Mogadishu (AX) — Battling a gnarly humanitarian fiasco, Somalia's on thin ice for disease flare-ups. To tackle this, the country’s rolled out the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) system, marking a big leap in public health response.Joining forces with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and WHO's Somalia outpost, Somalia's beefed up its disease surveillance game. The IDSR system pulls real-time health stats via District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2).…

Somalia Hasn’t Notified Ethiopia to Pull Out ENDF Forces

Ethiopia: Somalia hasn't dropped a formal 'yoink' on ENDF pullout ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia insists Somalia hasn't officially requested the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) to skedaddle, amidst growing friction over a January treaty. ENDF, key players in the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), face ejection demands from Somalia, who accuses Ethiopia of scheming an annexation. Meanwhile, Ethiopia inked a pact with North Western of Somalia for Red Sea access. Nebiyu Tedla, mouthpiece of the ministry,…

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