Heavy Shelling in Somali Capital

A shell allegedly fired by the militia group, Al Shabaab, is reported to have struck the presidential palace in Mogadishu, while others hit fell in a suburban neighbourhood.
  • Somalia:  Militants Shell Mogadishu

    Garowe Online, 5 December 2012

    At least 5 civilians were injured after heavy artillery rained down on a suburban neighborhood in the war-torn capital of Mogadishu, Garowe Online reports. read more »

Al Shabaab (file photo).

  • Somalia:  Puntland Forces Kill Seven Al Shabaab, Near Galgala

    Garowe Online, 5 December 2012

    Puntland forces repelled an attack by Al Shabaab fighters near Galgala Mountains, in Bari region killing 7 Al Shabaab fighters late Tuesday night, Garowe Online reports. read more »

  • Somalia:  Al Shabaab Carries Out Brazen Ambush On Government Delegation

    Garowe Online, 3 December 2012

    A delegation of Somalia's Federal Government ministers and security officials were ambushed by Al Shabaab fighters on Monday as they were returning to Mogadishu from a visit to the ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Al Shabaab Prisoners Reportedly Escape from Jail

    Shabelle Media Network, 3 December 2012

    At least 20 alleged Al shabab inmates reportedly escaped from Somalia's Baidoa town which is largely controlled by Somali government forces together with Ethiopian troops. read more »

  • Somalia:  Somali Army Prepares for Major Operation Against Al-Shabaab

    Sabahi, 2 December 2012

    The Somali National Army is gearing up for a major offensive against al-Shabaab in key areas of Middle Shabelle, Defence Minister Abdihakim Haji Mohamud Fiqi said Saturday ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Bomb Blast Rocks Somali Army Base in Balad Town

    Shabelle Media Network, 30 November 2012

    A huge roadside blast went off on Friday at a Somali army base in the southern town of Balad, a city that has been a hotbed and stronghold for Al shabab over the last three years. read more »

  • Somalia:  Somali Troops Clash With Al-Shabaab Near Garbaharey

    Sabahi, 30 November 2012

    Somali government forces, backed by Kenyan troops and warplanes, clashed with al-Shabaab militants near Garbaharey on Thursday (November 29th), Somalia's Shabelle Media Network ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Govt Soldiers Battle Al Shabaab

    Shabelle Media Network, 29 November 2012

    Heavy battle between Somali government troops backed by Kenyan army serving under AMISOM force and Al shabab militants broke out Thursday in the southwestern province of Gedo. read more »