Somali Forces Step-Up Al Shabaab Onslaught


More Al Shabaab members have reportedly been killed as fierce fighting continued between the militia group and army forces for the control of the port city of Kismayo.

A soldier stands over the weapons seized from suspected members of Al Shabaab (file photo).

  • Somalia:  Amisom Urges Calm in Kismayo, Calls On Fighter to Lay Down Arms

    Shabelle Media Network, 19 September 2012

    The African Union Mission in Somalia has called for calm among residents of the southern port city of Kismayo following reports of Al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab terrorists fleeing ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Military Forces Step Up Battle for Kismayo

    Shabelle Media Network, 19 September 2012

    Somali National army (SNA) with the support of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces continue battling against Al Qaeda-linked Al shabab militants for Kismayo control. read more »

  • Uganda:  Al-Shabaab in Disarray

    New Vision, 18 September 2012

    The United States envoy to Somalia James Swan has said that Al Shabab militants fighting the Government of Somalia have been cornered by forces of the Africa Union Mission to ... read more »

  • Somalia:  The Kismayo Offensive Continues

    Garowe Online, 17 September 2012

    Allied forces have claimed victory in a battle lasting 3 days in which over 50 people were killed as the allied forces continue their assault on Al Shabaab, Garowe Online reports. read more »

  • Somalia:  Allied Forces Continue Battling Al Shabaab for Kismayo

    Garowe Online, 16 September 2012

    Heavy clashes in the lower Jubba region have claimed the lives of more than 10 people from the battling sides as the allied forces continue the onslaught against al Shabaab for ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Army Officials Claim Victory Over Al Shabab

    Shabelle Media Network, 15 September 2012

    The military officials of Somali government on Saturday claimed a major victory over bloody fighting with Al shabaab, which declared a merger with Al Qaeda early this year. read more »

  • East Africa:  Somali Forces, Amisom Capture Bibi Town

    New Vision, 15 September 2012

    Somali government forces together with AMISOM troops have captured the strategic town of Bibi in southern Somalia. read more »

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