Somalia forces foil Shabab attack on high security prison
Somali security forces said Sunday they had killed at least four Shabab militants, ending a coordinated car bomb and gun attack against the national intelligence headquarters and a detention facility in the capital Mogadishu.
African troops in fresh offensive against militants in Somalia: army
Somali and African Union forces have launched a long-awaited fresh offensive against Shebab militant fighters aimed to capture remaining ports from the extremists, army and government officials said Saturday.
Somali National Army and AMISOM Forces liberate Bulo Marer in Lower Shabelle
Somali National Army and the African Union Mission in Somalia today liberated the strategic town of Bulo Barer in Lower Shabelle region. The forces also captured two other small towns of Goolweyn and Jerlio as they advanced towards Bulo Marer.
American ISIS Douglas McCain's Death Troubles Minnesota Somali Activists
Activists working to combat terror gangs' recruitment of young men from Minnesota's Somali community are worried the recent death of an American fighting for ISIS in Syria will tarnish their community's reputation. "It's a very sad time for the community because this issue the community has been trying to eliminate keeps coming back over and over again," said Mohammad Farrah, director of a youth outreach organization called Ka-Joog. "There are a few bad apples that are within our community…this does hurt the image of our community."
Somalia donors must act now to avoid famine 'catastrophe': U.N
War-ravaged Somalia is hurtling towards a second famine in three years that could be prevented if donors increased funding, Philippe Lazzarini, United Nations' humanitarian coordinator for Somalia said on Sunday.