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Al-Shabaab militants defecting to Somali side
June 16, 2012 01:13 AM
Evil laughter pealed out of the mobile phone. Abshir Ali Mohammad, an Al-Shabaab defector now wearing a Somali military uniform, had asked his former commander to join him.
As troops advance in Somalia, thousands flee
Abdi Guled | May 24, 2012 02:48 PM
Thousands of people in speeding trucks or pulling carts piled high with clothes and furniture flee a region north of Mogadishu amid the sounds of gunfire and explosions.
Somali and AU troops attack Mogadishu rebels
January 21, 2012 02:23 AM
African Union-backed Somali government forces raided Islamist rebel hideouts in Mogadishu Friday with tanks and artillery, sparking a retaliation that killed four government soldiers and officials...
Ethiopia troops attack rebels in Somali town: residents
Abdi Sheikh | December 31, 2011 04:25 PM
U.N. secretary-general in Somalia urges calm
December 10, 2011 01:07 AM
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon urged Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents to end violence during a surprise visit Friday to war-torn Mogadishu, where he arrived wearing a bullet-proof jacket.
Mogadishu suicide bomber kills two soldiers
December 06, 2011 02:41 PM
A suicide bomber blew himself up Tuesday in central Mogadishu after being arrested, killing two soldiers and wounding at least four civilians, a security official said.
Suicide bomber kills 4 troops at Somali army headquarters
Abdi Guled | December 01, 2011 01:11 AM
A suicide bomber in a military uniform triggered his explosives at Somalia’s army headquarters Wednesday, killing four soldiers, officials said.
Somalis on the run after missile strike
Abdi Sheikh | November 15, 2011 01:14 AM
Scores of residents fled a Somali rebel stronghold close to the capital Monday after what appeared to be a nighttime missile strike targeting a militant base.
Al-Shabaab threatens retribution in Kenya
October 18, 2011 12:59 AM
Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab militants rushed reinforcements to Somalia’s southern border with Kenya Monday, in response to a Kenyan cross-border offensive and threatened to take the “flames of war” across in Kenya.
Fear of renewed fighting sees Mogadishu residents flee homes
October 13, 2011 01:22 AM
Fearing renewed warfare, hundreds of Somalis loaded up small children and household goods on donkey-powered carts Wednesday in a northern Mogadishu neighborhood where Islamist militants are taking up positions.
Somali bomber who killed 100 slammed education
October 07, 2011 12:47 AM
The Somali suicide bomber who killed more than 100 people, including students seeking scholarships, in an attack near the Education Ministry...
Over 70 dead in Mogadishu suicide attack
October 05, 2011 03:00 AM
A car bomb tore through a government compound in Mogadishu Tuesday, killing more than 70 people in the deadliest attack by Somalia’s Al-Shabaab rebels in their five-year insurgency.
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