Saturday, August 24, 2019

Somaliland: Somaliland and Puntland in fresh battle over disputed area

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Somaliland and Puntland are in new row following the attack on a convoy of top Somaliland government officials by suspected Puntland militia on Wednesday.

According to a statement from Somaliland government, suspected militia from Puntland attacked a convoy of Somaliland officials, including the Governor of Badhan, as it passed through the Hadaftimo District of the Sanaag Region.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Somalia: Al-Shabaab jihadists hit military base in Awdheegle with deaths on both sides

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Militant Islamist group al-Shabaab struck a Somali government military base on Wednesday with car bombs and gunfire in a battle that both sides said caused multiple deaths to the other.

Witnesses said some local residents were also killed by stray crossfire during the mid-morning attack on the base in Awdheegle, 70 km (43 miles) southwest of the capital Mogadishu.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Nigeria: Scores of Boko Haram militants killed following Nigerian military airstrikes

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Scores of Boko Haram militants were killed following series of airstrikes by the Nigerian military who targeted a major tactical base of the terror group in the country’s northeastern state of Borno, an air force spokesman said on Tuesday.

The air task force of the military, which carried out the raid, also decimated the major tactical base of Boko Haram at Izza, a location on the fringes of the Sambisa forest in Borno, said Ibikunle Daramola, the air force’s spokesman, in a statement reaching Xinhua in Abuja.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Libya: Mitiga airport and Sug Juma shelled by Haftar during Eid truce

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The pro Tripoli fighting operations room claimed that the truce agreed with the pro Khalifa Haftar forces was broken on two occasions by the Khalifa Haftar forces on Sunday, the first day of Eid Al-Adha – feast of sacrifice.

The first claim was the indiscriminate shelling of a residential house in Sug Il Juma by Hafter’s forces that led to the injury of three.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Somalia: Al-Shabaab militants make a surprise move surrendering in Lower Juba

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Two Al-Shabaab militants surrendered on Saturday to the Somali regional state forces in the country’s southern region of Lower Juba, officials said, Garowe Online reports.

Jubaland security officials say they received in Afmadow town the fighters indentified as Geedi Mohamed Ali and Abdulaziz Mohamed after ditching their life in the group and turned themselves in.

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