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.
EU, UN and IGAD Envoys to Somalia:Welcome reconciliation progress in Kismayo
The European Union (EU), the United Nations, and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) welcomed the agreement by Col Barre Adan Shire (Barre Hiiraale) to participate in a reconciliation process and for his irregular military forces to present themselves for screening and potential integration into the Somali National Army (SNA) with the support of the Federal Government of Somalia.
Somali warlord agrees to talks, boosts government peace efforts
A Somali clan leader who fought for years to retake a strategic southern port city he once controlled has laid down arms and joined talks, bolstering government efforts to show it can restore order to a chaotic nation.
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.
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.