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Three Somali special forces killed, US officer wounded in car bomb - Somali official

07 Sep 2020

GAROWE, Somalia Three Somali special forces soldiers were killed and a U.S. officer was seriously wounded in a car bomb on Monday outside the force's base in the country's south, a regional Somali government official said.

Somali pirates release last three hostages as armed men attack Panama-flagged ship

21 Aug 2020

BOSASO, Somalia/NAIROBI, Kenya Somali pirates have released three Iranian hostages held for five years, a maritime security official said on Thursday, as conflicting reports emerged whether another ship had been seized after a three-year hiatus in hijackings.

Somali pirates hijack Panama-flagged ship - regional official

20 Aug 2020

BOSASO Somali pirates have hijacked a Panama-flagged ship, a regional official told Reuters on Thursday, the first successful hijack since 2017.

Somali forces, supposed to unite against Islamists, fight each other

02 Mar 2020

GAROWE, Somalia Fighting erupted in south Somalia on Monday between the national army and regional forces, amid deepening divisions that help Islamist insurgents and may exacerbate regional frictions.

Leader of Somalia's Jubbaland, at odds with Mogadishu, wins new term

22 Aug 2019

GAROWE, Somalia The president of Jubbaland, a Somali region critical to East Africa's fight against the Islamist militants of al Shabaab, won a new term on Thursday, highlighting a growing rift between the federal government and its semi-autonomous states.

Regional Somali airport refuses to allow Ethiopian plane to land

19 Aug 2019

MOGADISHU Kismayo airport in southern Somalia refused to allow an Ethiopian plane to land on Monday, a witness said, amid heightened tensions between the federal government and the regional leadership ahead of elections on Thursday.

Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo

14 Jul 2019

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Air strike kills Islamic State deputy in Somali region

14 Apr 2019

GAROWE, Somalia An air strike killed the deputy leader of the Islamic State group in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, alongside another militant, a local security official said on Sunday.

Somali region once riddled with pirates sees peaceful power transfer

08 Jan 2019

GAROWE, Somalia A region of war-ravaged Somalia elected a new president on Tuesday, a peaceful transfer of power in a part of the country notorious for piracy and Islamist militias.

Over 50 reported killed in clan clashes in breakaway Somali region

23 Oct 2018

BOSASSO, Somalia Fighting between clans in Somalia's breakaway Somaliland region has killed more than 50 people, a witness at the scene and an official in neighbouring Puntland said on Tuesday.

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