Calm Returns to Somali Town After Retreat of Militants
A joint operation by the army, AU and U.S. forces flushed Al-Shabaab out of the key town of Bariire, 60km northwest of Mogadishu.
Shabelle, 20 August 2017
The Southern Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Southwest said on Sunday a relative calm has returned to Bariire, 60Km northwest of Mogadishu after retreat of Al-Shabaab. Read more »
African Union Mission in Somalia (file photo).
VOA, 21 August 2017
African Union and Somali government forces have captured the town of Bariire, a strategic militant base in the south of the country, officials and witnesses said Saturday. Read more »
VOA, 18 August 2017
The U.S. military says seven al-Shabab militants have been killed in a series of airstrikes in southern Somalia. Read more »
DOD, 21 August 2017
Between August 16-17, the Department of Defense conducted a series of three (3) precision airstrikes against al-Shabaab militants, killing seven (7) fighters. The operation… Read more »
In early April, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed announced a 60-day amnesty for Al-Shabaab militants, while also offering to open discussions with the movement's leadership. Read more »