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Prime Minister Barre Commends Brave Somali Forces for Liberating Bulo Haji from al-Shabab Control

Kismayo (AX) - Somali soldiers, along with local clan militias, seized Bulo Haji, a pivotal area around 80 kilometers south of Kismayo, Lower Jubba's capital, on Monday. Prime Minister Hamse Abdi Barre extolled the Somali National Army and the Jubbaland leadership for triumphing over al-Shabab in Jubbaland. "I commend the National Heroes Army for their valor, diligence, and integrity in freeing the country from the Khawarij," stated Prime Minister Hamse Abdi Barre. The Prime Minister assured that the liberated zones would…

Yasin Faray: Al-Shabaab’s Double-Pronged Assault in Eeldheer Ends in Crushing Defeat

Faray revealed that Al-Shabaab launched a dual-pronged assault on the district but failed to penetrate the defenses set by government forces and local allies at Eeldheer's outskirts. "The skirmish, which raged for nearly four hours, saw Al-Shabaab retreating with significant casualties," Faray reported.The Somali authorities announced Saturday that their troops, aided by clan militias, thwarted a terror attack on a military outpost in central Somalia, killing around 47 Al-Shabaab militants and injuring many others.Galmudug's…

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…

Jubbaland Boat Incident Leaves WFP and FAO Humanitarian Workers Injured

FILE PHOTO Kismayo (AX) – A mishap on Thursday, June 6, 2024, left three aid workers hurt when two boats, transporting humanitarian staffers, their teams, and security, collided in Raaskaambooni. The Ministry of Fisheries and Blue Economy in Jubbaland State disclosed the injured were from the World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Details about the accident’s cause and the victims' nationalities were withheld. “The personnel were on a humanitarian expedition in Badhaadhe district and…

Government Troops Retreat from Critical Hawadley District in Middle Shabelle Province

Jowhar (AX) - On Wednesday, troops and local militias evacuated the neighborhood of Hawadley in the Middle Shabelle region. This locale, freed from al-Shabab's grip last year, holds strategic value along the Shabelle River. Al-Shabab militants have set up camp on the fringes of the village, aiming to seize the prize. In recent hours, these insurgents have ramped up operations in the villages of Shanlow, Dhagaxow, and Farbaraki, all near Hawadley. Hawadley residents dread an imminent skirmish between the rebels and…

Seven More Victims Unearthed in Shakahola Forest, Death Count Escalates to 436

Government pathologist Johansen Oduor has reported that the death count has now reached 436. In the latest efforts at Shakahola forest, seven additional cadavers were unearthed, marking the inception of the operation's fifth phase. Oduor also noted that plans are in place for fifty graves to undergo exhumation. Specialists from the DCI’s homicide squad are spearheading the dig, with support from various sectors. Meanwhile, the government has relinquished custody of the final batch of 34 identified remains. Previously, over…

Jubaland and South West Decisively Reject Ethiopian Troop Pullout from Somalia

Mogadishu (AX) — Leaders from Somalia's South West and Jubaland are vocally resistant to the Ethiopian military's impending exit slated for the year's end. Hussein Sheikh Ali, the National Security Adviser to Somalia's President, declared last Friday that Ethiopia's soldiers will vacate Somalia by the close of this year. This departure coincides with the wrap-up of the African Union Mission in Somalia (ATMIS). Nonetheless, forces from other nations part of ATMIS will stay in Somalia, gearing up for a fresh mission set to…

Fresh Troops from Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, and Burundi Deployed in Somalia After Successful ATMIS Campaign

In a recent Twitter Space gathering, Somalia’s National Security Advisor, Hussein Sheikh Ali, announced that troops from Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, and Burundi are set to replace the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) when they depart by the end of December 2024. Once ATMIS leaves, Ethiopian troops will not be involved in the AU forces in Somalia. Talks are ongoing with international allies about deploying multinational troops for a year starting in January 2025. The specifics of the new mission and troop…

Somali President Sends a Personal Letter to Saudi Crown Prince

The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a message from the President of Somalia. This message was delivered to the Minister of Foreign Affairs by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh. The meeting also touched on improving relations and collaboration between the two countries across various sectors and shared interests.

Somali Foreign Minister solicits investments from China and Arab Nations to boost vital industries

In Beijing, Somalia's Foreign Minister encouraged Chinese and Arab investment in key sectors like animal husbandry, agriculture, fisheries, and renewable energy. He emphasized the strong historical and trade ties between China and the Arab world, highlighting Somalia's role as the first East African country to establish diplomatic relations with China. The Minister stressed the importance of cooperation to achieve economic benefits and reiterated Somalia's support for the One China policy. He also condemned Ethiopia's…

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