Posts Tagged ‘Al Shabab’

AFP | June 9, 2011

MOGADISHU — Two suicide bombers attacked the port in the Somalia capital Mogadishu Thursday, killing two civilian workers and also losing their own lives, witness and officials said. (more…)

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by VOA News | June 2, 2011


MOGADISHU – New clashes in Somalia’s capital have killed at least 17 people, as pro-government troops continue to battle militants for control of a popular commercial site.


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By: Malyun Ali

MOGADISHU (RBC) Somalia President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed claimed victory over Al-Shabab after a day-long fighting between government forces and the Al-Shabab rebels occurred in Garbaharey town of Gedo region.

The fighting broke out early on Monday morning after Al-Shahab fighters attacked government controlled town of Garbaharey which is the provincial capital of Gedo region.

At least 15 persons from the warring sides and civilians were killed in the fighting that ended in the evening of Monday while twenty more wounded people were taken to hospitals, health officials confirmed RBC Radio. (more…)

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NAIROBI, 15 April 2011 (IRIN) – A severe drought in and around Somalia’s southern town of Dobley is taking its toll on thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs), some of whom have been displaced several times by fighting.
As a result, lack of water, food and shelter has worsened the condition of an already weak population, according to local sources.

The displaced include hundreds of families who fled the capital, Mogadishu, and had to flee again when Dobley recently became a battle-ground between the Islamist opposition Al-Shabab and a pro-government militia, the Raskambone Group.  (more…)

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MOGADISHU, 7 April 2011 (IRIN) – Fighting between pro-government forces and Al-Shabab in Mogadishu has made it much harder for residents to access the Somali capital’s economic heart, Bakara market. (more…)

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