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By SomalilandPress On Friday, June 7th, 2013

Somali rivals clash in central Kismayo

Seven people have died in the Somali port of Kismayo in fighting between two self-declared leaders of the strategic city and surrounding area. Residents told the BBC the clashes began in the town centre at midday More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, September 24th, 2012

Kenyan Amisom soldier kills six Somali civilians

Six civilians have been shot dead by a Kenyan soldier advancing towards the al-Shabab stronghold of Kismayo, the Kenyan army has confirmed. The soldier has been detained pending an investigation, it said, noting More...

By SomalilandPress On Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Al-Shabaab targets billboard with non-Arabic scripts

Al-Shabaab militants Wednesday destroyed advertisement boards with non-Arabic scripts at Eelasha Biyaha area, south of Mogadishu. The area is home to most people who fled the war in the Somali capital. The masked More...

By SomalilandPress On Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Somaliland: Female Police Officer Gunned Down In Lasanod City

LasAnod(SomalilandPress)—Somaliland Criminal Investigation Unit(CID) police in the city of Lasanod are put on high alert this evening after one of their own colleague was gunned down in front of her house by masked More...

By Abdiqani On Saturday, February 5th, 2011

First Italian Delegation Arrives in Somaliland

Hargeisa, (Somalilandpress)- An Italian delegation led by Mr. Gayni Vernetti, a member of The Italian Parliament and former deputy minister of foreign affairs arrived in Somaliland on Friday. The delegation is consists More...

By Abdiqani On Saturday, January 8th, 2011
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Somalias Alshabab bans Handshakes between Women and men

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked militants in war-torn southern Somalia have banned unrelated men and women from shaking hands, speaking or walking together in public, residents said Saturday. People More...

By Abdiqani On Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Al-shabab fighters amputate limbs of 19 years old

BAIDOA  (Somalilandpress)–Al-shabab fighters controlling Baidoa, a stronghold of Islamist militias in southern Somalia have forcibly amputated limbs of 19 years man in the town of Bay region on Tuesday as he More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
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U.S. Contractor Flies AU Peacekeepers To Somalia

STUTTGART, 23 March 2010 (Somalilandpress) – U.S.-contracted flights, working under the NATO banner, ferried some 1,700 Ugandan troops into Mogadishu, Somalia, last week in response to an African Union request More...

By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Somalia: Al shabab reinforcements pour into Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (Somalilandpress) — Reports from  Somalia’s capital said new reinforcements of Al-shabab fighters have reached the city last night in a shadow down with government and AMISOM troops. An eyewitness More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, February 8th, 2010

Fighting kills 9 civilians in Somalia

MOGADISHU (Somalilandpress) — At least 9 civilians were killed and 14 others wounded in clashes between Somali government troops and insurgents in Mogadishu on Thursday and Friday, Human rights group said. The More...

By Hassan Ali On Thursday, January 14th, 2010

When the Jihadists Take Mogadishu

HARGEISA, 14 January 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Last Friday, the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council voted to extend for another six months the mandate of its woefully undermanned military force in More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

The Stories Of The Two Somalis Freed From Guantánamo

HARGEISA, 22 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Carol Rosenberg at the Miami Herald broke the news on Saturday that 12 prisoners have been released from Guantánamo. The news followed hints in the Washington More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, December 21st, 2009
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Ethiopian foreign minister, Somali Islamist official in talks

ADDIS ABABA, 21 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – This week, the spiritual leader of [Somalia’s Islamist group] Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a, Shaykh Mahmud Shaykh Hasan Farah, accompanied by a 14-member More...

By Hassan Ali On Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Somalia: Alshabaab Suspend UN Mine Action

Mogadishu, 17 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Somalia’s Islamists, Alshabaab issued an statement to suspend the UN Mine Action program in Somalia. The statement which was signed by the organization’s More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, December 14th, 2009

Kenyan Forces Foil Attempt To Kidnap Catholic Nun

Mogadishu, 14 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Kenyan security forces have foiled an attempt by armed gunmen, to kidnap a Catholic nun in Wajir, northeastern Kenya, officials said. According to reports, the More...

By Hassan Ali On Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Did five Torontonians join jihad in Somalia?

TORONTO, 12 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – They hung out at a Somali restaurant in “Little Mogadishu” in the northwest corner of the city, played basketball together, and worshipped at a North More...

By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Somalia: Al-Shabaab’s Encirclement Strategy

HARGEISA, 9 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – A closed source in the Horn of Africa reports on al-Shabaab’s strategy at the current juncture of the conflicts in southern and central Somalia. According to More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Nine Suspected Al-Shabab Members Charged In Kenyan Court

Nairobi, 8 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Nine suspects arrested last week on suspicion of being members of Somali terror group Al-Shabab were arraigned before Mombasa court this afternoon. The suspects More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Somalia: Explosion in Mogadishu injures two doctors of SOS Hospital

HARGEISA, 6 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – An explosion at a graduation ceremony being held at a hotel in Mogadishu/Somalia has injured many people including two doctors who work at the SOS Hospital in More...

By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
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Somali Rebels Order WFP To Halt Relief Food Imports

MOGADISHU, 25 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The U.N.’s World Food Programme must immediately stop importing relief rations to Somalia, hardline rebels said on Wednesday, accusing the aid agency of More...