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Somalis Refuse to Bury Dead Until State Admits Killing Them in U.S. Backed Raid

Somali civilians killed in a U.S. baked raid
Admit, Apologize and Compensate. Relatives and elders protesting the deaths of 10 civilians killed in a U.S.-baked raid say the bodies of the victims will not be buried until the government takes responsibility.


Somali families are refusing to bury the bodies of 10 loved ones, including three children, until the government takes responsibility for killing them in a U.S.-backed military raid, officials said on Sunday.

The ten were shot dead when Somalia’s army, supported by U.S. troops, carried out an operation in Bariire village, about 50 km (30 miles) from the capital on Friday. Continue reading Somalis Refuse to Bury Dead Until State Admits Killing Them in U.S. Backed Raid

US Soldier Killed on Somalia Mission

Navy SEAL killed while fighting militants in Somalia. The U.S. forces were conducting an advise and assist mission with Somali army members.

A US Navy SEAL has been killed during an operation targeting the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab in Somalia. (AFP Photo / Patrick Baz)


A member of the US military has been killed in Somalia, the first confirmed US combat death there since the 1993 disastrous Black Hawk Down incident. This happened on Thursday during operations against al-Shabab militants about 64km (40 miles) west of the capital Mogadishu, near the town of Barii, the US military says. Continue reading US Soldier Killed on Somalia Mission

Al-Shabab Increases Attack After Rejecting President’s Amnesty Offer

Somalia’s new military chief, Gen. Ahmed Mohamed Jimale, has survived a suspected suicide car bomb attack that has killed over 15 people.


Somalia militant group Al-Shabab killed at least 15 people in a suicide car bombing targeting military officials on Sunday, as the Al-Qaeda affiliate rejected the president’s offer of an amnesty.

Two further attacks on Monday signaled that the militants are ramping up violence following a declaration of war on Al-Shabab by Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Thursday. Continue reading Al-Shabab Increases Attack After Rejecting President’s Amnesty Offer

At Least 50 African Union Soldiers Killed in Shebab Attack

At least 50 African Union Soldiers, including 10 Ugandan soldiers, have been killed in the latest Shebab attack at an AU base in Southern Somalia. (Photo/UN/Flickr)

By TesfaNews,

An African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) military base has been attacked in a dawn raid on Tuesday that killed at least 50 of its soldiers from Uganda and Burunidi. The attack now ranks as one of the deadliest yet against AMISOM troops.

So far, more than 100 soldiers including troops from the Somalia national army were unaccounted for after Shebab militants overran the Janale military camp in southern Somalia. Continue reading At Least 50 African Union Soldiers Killed in Shebab Attack

Al-Shabab Kills 28 Bus Passengers in Kenya

The persistent attack on civilians by Al-Shabab underscore the lack of security especially in the remote parts of northern Kenya

By VOA News,

POLICE in northeastern Kenya say al-Shabab gunmen have ambushed a bus and killed 28 non-Muslims who were singled out from the 60 passengers on the bus.

Somalia’s al-Shabab Islamists have claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was retaliation for recent raids Kenyan security forces carried out on mosques in Mombasa.

Authorities say the militants seized the bus Saturday 50 kilometers, or 31 miles, from the town of Mandera near Kenya’s border with Somalia. Continue reading Al-Shabab Kills 28 Bus Passengers in Kenya

‘Several Dead’ in Kenya Coast Attack

At least five killed by attackers in Taa village near Mpeketoni, the site of raids that killed 65 last week.

Kenyan politicians quietly backing tribal conflicts? Situations in Mpeketoni leading Kenya into a political crisis

By Reuters,

FIVE people have been killed by unknown attackers in a village on Kenya’s coast near Mpeketoni town, where at least 65 people died in attacks last week, according to a government official.

“I am aware that a gang that is unknown attacked Taa village in Witu division yesterday [Monday] night and killed five people,” the Lamu County commissioner, Stephen Ikua, told Reuters news agency.

The “attackers used machetes and other crude weapons … the victims have cuts and injuries,” Taa village chief Kaviha Charo Karisa told Reuters.  Continue reading ‘Several Dead’ in Kenya Coast Attack

Gunmen kill at Least 34 in Kenya Attack

Kenya rocked by bombs in Nairobi terror attacks as 50 insurgents flying black Islamist flags swept into a Kenyan coastal town firing guns in an unprecedented attack.

By Tom Odula,

SOMALI militants wielding automatic weapons attacked a small Kenyan coastal town, assaulting the police station, setting two hotels on fire, and spraying bullets into the street. At least 34 people were killed, officials said Monday.

Kenya’s top police commander, David Kimaiyo, also said that the gunmen attacked a bank. The assault came late Sunday night as town residents were watching World Cup matches on TV. Authorities blamed al-Shabab, Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked terror group.  Continue reading Gunmen kill at Least 34 in Kenya Attack

Al-Shabaab Reject ONLF Aiding Bakool Province Fighting

Ethiopia’s Liyu police militia and Somali government troops suffers defeat at a fighting with Al-Shabab in Bakool province of Somalia

By Ahmed Abdi,

SOMALIA’s Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab denied any association with ONLF Liberation Army (ONLA) following governor of Somalia’s Bakool Province accusation on VOA Somali service that he said have evidence fighters from ONLF fought alongside Al-Shabaab in recent fighting in Bakool regions.

“It is a blatant lie, these guys (SFG) never ashamed of telling lies. It is bespeak that ONLF deny and they (ONLF) would not decline if they took part in the fight,” said Sheik Abdi-Aziz Abu Mus’ab, Al-shabab’s Spokesperson on Friday.  Continue reading Al-Shabaab Reject ONLF Aiding Bakool Province Fighting