Somalia Joins African Union in Major Drive Against Al Shabaab
Somali and African Union forces are planning a major assault on the Al Shabaab militia in their last major stronghold, the southern port of Kismayu.
Since being ejected from the capital, Mogadishu, a year ago, the militia have sustained dramatic losses in central and southern Somalia, their traditional bastion. Its leaders now plan to transform themselves into a guerrilla movement and rebrand as the alternative to the new Somalia government.
The Star, 4 September 2012
Senior military officials and their African Mission in Somalia yesterday continued to plan the attack on Kismayu following the fall of Miido, a strategic defence position on… Read more »
Al Shabaab militia (file photo): Since the fighters were ejected from the capital a year ago, they've sustained dramatic losses in central and southern Somalia - their traditional bastion.
African Arguments, 3 September 2012
For the first time in four years, the militant group al-Shabaab is not the center of attention in Somalia. Since the fighters were ejected from the capital Mogadishu a year ago by… Read more »
Garowe Online, 2 September 2012
Somali and African Union forces announced that they captured the town of Miido in the lower Jubba region after an intense battle with Al Shabaab, Garowe Online reports. Read more »
New Vision, 2 September 2012
AMISOM forces, together with TFG soldiers captured Miido town in an operation that killed 36 Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab militants on Friday. Read more »
Somalia: Battle for Kismayo Intensifies
Garowe Online, 1 September 2012
Heavy clashes between allied forces and Al Shabaab lead to many deaths on Saturday as the conquest for Kismayo continues, Garowe Online reports. Read more »
Somalia: We Are Ready to Talk to Al-Shabaab
Independent (Kampala), 1 September 2012
Somalia Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali spoke to The Independent's Andrew Mwenda Read more »
Garowe Online, 29 August 2012
Somali and African Union forces battled with Al Shabaab forces in the town of Birta Dheer 70 kms away from the Al Shabaab controlled port city of Kismayo, Garowe Online reports. Read more »
New Vision, 29 August 2012
Somalia troops with the assistance of the African Union mission troops have pushed Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists out of Marka, the third-largest port in Southern Somalia. Read more »