MOGADISHU (HOL) - Fierce fighting has started between forces loyal to Puntland state and the breakaway Somaliland in Sool region on Tuesday, Puntland minister confirmed.
New York (HOL) - One of Somalia’s most accomplished diplomats, Abdulrahim Abby Farah, has passed away early Monday morning at his home in New York. He was 99.
Shabaab, the terrorist and insurgency organization based in Somalia, continues to market its allegiance to al Qaeda. Shabaab’s propaganda arm, Al-Kata’ib Media, has released several videos since late April that underscore the group’s fealty to al Qaeda’s senior leadership and its adherence to al Qaeda’s ideological platform. Two of the productions featured lengthy audio messages from Shabaab’s emir, Abu Ubaydah Ahmad Umar, a shadowy figure who is not normally so chatty.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says the head of Special Operations Command Africa has suspended a regional commander and an enlisted adviser over alleged misconduct and sent them back to the United States.
Military transport planes from the United Arab Emirates landed on the sleepy Yemeni island of Socotra last week, unloading tanks and troops as part of the Gulf Arab state’s drive to extend its influence over a strategic waterway flanked by war zones.