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President Ruto of Kenya Issues a Warning on Terrorism Amid ATMIS Withdrawal from Somalia

The President of Kenya, William Ruto, expressed concern over potential terrorism after the African Union Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) withdrew. While in the United States, Ruto called for American support to prevent security issues in the region. Ruto stated that the withdrawal of ATMIS troops based on a predetermined timeline, rather than actual security conditions, could lead to a resurgence of terrorism in Somalia. Both Ruto and Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud are worried about the upcoming security vacuum. Kenya…

Swedish Authorities Detain Somali Cleric for Suspected Terrorism involvement

The leader of a mosque in Tyresö, Sweden, aged 60, has been apprehended for alleged involvement in a terrorist group. The Somali imam volunteered at the mosque, instructing children and teenagers affiliated with a Muslim cultural organization. Heading the mosque since the early 2000s, the imam served as the association's chairperson for a time. Swedish security services SÄPO conducted an investigation resulting in the arrest, subsequent to a raid in March where four men in their twenties were taken into custody. Two of the…

Expert suggests that Sahel region is witnessing a similar dynamic to the Cold War as it combats terrorism

The Sahel in Africa now sees nearly half of global terrorism deaths, according to a summit in Nigeria combatting terrorism continent-wide. The rise in Islamist extremist threats forced international troops, including French forces, to depart Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger after coups. Professor Stig Jarle Hansen discusses the consequences of French troop withdrawal, noting increased Russian involvement in the region's "Cold War" dynamic.

Suicide bomb kills 16, injures 20 in Somalia

At least 16 folks had been killed and 20 others injured when a feminine suicide bomber blew herself up at a restaurant in Beledwayne, the regional capital of Hiiraan province, police informed the Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) on Saturday. The feminine bomber entered the restaurant, which is often visited by residents and authorities troopers, at lunchtime. "We have collected the bodies of 12 dead people, including the bomber himself," mentioned senior regional police officer Hassan Dhi'isow. he…

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