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Somalia: al Shabaab militants kill over 40 Ethiopian soldiers at African Union’s AMISOM camp

AMISOM usually says it is up to troop-contributing countries to announce casualties. In the past, casualty figures cited by al Shabaab have been much higher than official numbers.

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Somalia: Sporadic gunfire heard at Mogadishu hotel day after al Shabaab attack

Another 55 people were injured in the Somalian Capital, Mogadishu in the terrorist Attack

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Kerala CM Oommen Chandy counters PM Modi: How can PM say Somalia exists in India?

Referring to the statement, Chandy said, “This is unbecoming of a prime minister and has created a great deal of agony and protest.”

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2009 file photo, al-Shabab fighters sit on a truck as they patrol in Mogadishu, Somalia. Somalia's intelligence service cooperated with the U.S. in airstrikes that killed more than 150 al-Shabab members on Saturday, an intelligence official said Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The airstrikes targeted a forested military training camp run by the Islamic extremists 200 kilometers (124 miles) north of the capital Mogadishu, the official said, adding that the camp was al-Shabab's main planning base. He said Somali officials helped the U.S. to pinpoint the location of the militants' training base but did not give details.  (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor, File)

US strikes hit Somalia training camp; drone report previewed

Multiple drones and manned aircraft launched missiles and bombs on the site, called Raso Camp, which the US had been watching for several weeks, said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman.

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Islamist Shebab fighters seize Somali port: Governor

The historic port, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of the capital Mogadishu, was captured in August 2012 by African Union troops after four years under Islamist control.

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Somalia: Explosion forces plane to make emergency landing, one killed

A man was killed in an explosion on an Airbus A321 that made a hole in the fuselage and forced the plane to return to the Somali capital of Mogadishu to make an emergency landing, officials said on Wednesday. Somalia’s civil aviation director, Abdiwahid Omar, told the state radio website that a person was missing […]

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Bomb kills Kenya police as troops pull out of Somali bases

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a statement that the Shebab would “have no time to breathe” and vowed revenge.

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Somalia attack: Over 20 killed after suspected al-Shabab gunmen storm restaurant

It was not clear whether report of more than 20 killed included the assailants.

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Dozens of Kenyan soldiers killed in rebel attack in Somalia

Islamic extremist rebels attacked the African Union troops’ base in Somalia killing dozens of Kenyan soldiers.

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Somalia bans Christmas, New Year celebrations; govt says it might attract Islamist attacks

Somalia government said, “All events related to Christmas and New Year celebrations are contrary to Islamic culture, which could damage the faith of the Muslim community.”

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At least 20 killed, 90,000 flee Somalia clashes: UN

Fighting broke out in the town of Galkayo on November 22 between gunmen loyal to the Puntland and Galmudug districts, with reports of heavy gunfire as well as mortars or artillery.

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Al-Shabab video shows killings of African Union troops

The video, reported Tuesday by SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi activities, shows armed fighters rampaging through what looks like a camp for Ugandan troops, who form part of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia.

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Somalia: At least 12 killed in al Qaeda linked Shebab bomb attack on Nairobi hotel

Al-Shabab, the Islamic extremist rebels waging an insurgency against Somalia’s weak UN- backed government, claimed responsibility for the attack on a website associated with the group

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At least 50 dead in Shebab militants attack on African Union base: Western sources

Witnesses said the Shebab took over the camp, looting weapons stores and loading corpses onto trucks.

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Death toll in Al Shabab suicide truck bomb attack in main Somali hotel rises to 13

The attack comes as Somali forces backed by troops from the African Union have launched an offensive, dubbed Operation Jubba Corridor, to push al-Shabab out of its last strongholds.

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