Clashes Continue Between Al Shabaab and Somali Forces

Fierce fighting between government forces and militia group Al Shabaab continues to kill and injure scores in various parts of the country.
Photo: Capital FM

Al Shabaab members (file photo).

  • Somalia:  Fighting Erupts Near Burhakaba On Afgoye--Baidoa Corridor

    Shabelle Media Network, 16 October 2012

    Fierce clashes has erupted on Tuesday between Somali forces backed by AU peacekeeping soldiers and Al shabab militants in the main road linking Mogadishu to Baidoa city, reports ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Al Shabaab Clash With Govt Forces in Mogadishu

    Garowe Online, 15 October 2012

    At least five people were killed after clashes sparked in the city of Mogadishu between Al Shabaab and government forces, Garowe Online reports. read more »

  • Somalia:  Two Dead As Army and Al Shabab Battle Near Baidoa

    Shabelle Media Network, 14 October 2012

    Somalia's Al shabaab militants on Saturday afternoon have launched an ambush heavy attack on Somali forces in Bay region in north-western Somalia, reports said. read more »

  • Somalia:  Al Shabaab Fighters Arrest Civilians in Lower Shabelle Region

    Shabelle Media Network, 11 October 2012

    The militants of Al Shabaab have been arrested on Wednesday afternoon dozens of local residents in Bulo-Mareer area located some 120 Km south of Somali capital, Mogadishu, reports ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Al-Shabaab May Opt for Guerrilla War

    Institute for Security Studies, 11 October 2012

    The joint Kenyan Defence Force (KDF) and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces have achieved their goal of taking control of Kismayo, which was Al-Shabaab's last ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Al Shabaab Ambushes Troops Outside Mogadishu

    Shabelle Media Network, 9 October 2012

    Al shabab militants have ambushed on Tuesday a convoy of military vehicles carrying Somali soldiers and their allied African Union forces outside the capital Mogadishu, reports ... read more »