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Brave Somali Troops Wounded in Bold al-Shabab Attack in Bardale: A First-Hand Account

In Bardale, Bay region, al-Shabab militants ambushed government soldiers, leaving three wounded. The Bay region police commander revealed that the attack was thwarted, thanks to a timely intelligence warning. Fortunately, no fatalities occurred, and the military is now on a hunt for the attackers. The Southwest security minister has been present in Bardale recently to eliminate unauthorized checkpoints in the area.

Sustenance and Support: Turkish Forces in Somalia Extend Lifeline to Wounded Soldiers’ Loved Ones

Turkish authorities stationed in Mogadishu's military base in Somalia have confirmed the delivery of food assistance to the families of two wounded soldiers from the Gorgor Unit. These soldiers are currently hospitalized at the Recep Tayyip Erdogan Training and Research Hospital for treatment. The aid was distributed to aid the families of the injured soldiers and to show continuous support for them, officials stressed. Furthermore, it was mentioned that the assistance was aimed at backing the military personnel actively…

Somali Defense Minister acknowledges that Danab soldiers, trained by the United States, have been involved in the unauthorized sale of food…

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia's Minister of Defense, Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur, admitted that the Danab Special Forces had sold food rations donated by the United States government. This acknowledgment came a few days after the federal government of Somalia addressed the incident. Nur disclosed in an interview with Universal TV that the theft of Danab rations was confirmed two weeks ago, and some of the involved officers were apprehended about a week ago. Following the theft, several officers have been taken into custody.…

Reports from Somalia indicate that there has been a case of food aid being redirected by soldiers who have received training from the United…

At the Baledogle Military Airfield in Somalia, the Somali army celebrated the graduation of Danab Advanced Infantry Brigade recruits after completing an intense training program on April 9, 2023. The Somali government acknowledged that rations meant for elite soldiers, trained by the United States, were misused within a specific unit. Following an investigation, several officers were suspended and detained, although their identities have not been disclosed. A statement released on Thursday highlighted the government's…

Somalia arrests U.S.-trained elite soldiers for stealing food provisions

Somalia has taken action against U.S.-trained commandos for stealing donated rations, halting their duties and detaining them as the government steps in to provide supplies. The Danab unit, trained by the United States to combat Al Shabaab, has had financial support suspended due to suspicions of corruption. The U.S. is investigating the incident and aims to establish safeguards to prevent similar occurrences in the future. The Danab forces were trained in 2017 to counter Al Shabaab's insurgency against the Somali…

Chad: Temporary withdrawal of American soldiers sparks concern

The United States will temporarily withdraw troops from Chad, as announced by the Pentagon shortly after agreeing to pull out forces from neighboring Niger. In Chad, the US has around a hundred soldiers as part of the anti-terrorism efforts in the Sahel region. This withdrawal, albeit temporary, raises various concerns. Here's why.

Kenya grieves loss of defense chief and soldiers who died in helicopter accident

Kenya mourns as it investigates helicopter crash that killed its defence chief and nine other senior officers. In the Sahel, cocaine seizures have increased from tens of kilos in 2020 to over a ton in recent years, prompting the UN to issue a warning about the impact of drug trafficking on security and development in the region. South Africa is seeing a rise in political satire before upcoming elections, with well-known cartoonists like Nathi Ngubane and Zapiro leading the charge.

Roadside blast kills 9 Kenyan troopers in Somalia

Roadside blast kills 9 Kenyan troopers in Somalia KISMAYO, Somalia - At least 9 Kenya Defense Forces Soldiers have been killed in Gherille within the Gedo area on Monday, officers mentioned, in the most recent assault focusing on safety forces within the Federal Republic of Somalia. The Gedo space is an element of Sector II of the African Union Mission forces . KDF troopers have been typically…

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