Posts Tagged ‘Somalia’

Tensions rise between Somalia and UAE over delayed elections

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Ugandan army says it has killed 189 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Ugandan soldiers working as part of a peacekeeping force in Somalia have killed 189 al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab fighters in an attack on one of their camps, the Ugandan army said. Ugandan troops are part of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, whose aim is to support the central government and stop al Shabaab’s […]

U.S. Completes Troop Withdrawal from Somalia

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced on Sunday that the United States has effectively completed “repositioning” troops from Somalia in accordance with a directive issued by President Donald Trump in December. According to an AFRICOM spokesman, only a “very limited” U.S. military presence remains in Somalia. In early December, President Trump ordered the withdrawal of nearly […]

Four dead in car bomb attack targeting Turkish company in Somalia

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Car bomb targeting Turkish company kills four in Somalia – ministry

A car bomb targeting workers of a Turkish company killed four people including one Turkish citizen on Saturday in Somalia, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said.The company’s staff were working on the construction of a road between Mogadishu and Afgoye, northwest of the capital, the ministry statement said. It did not say who was behind the attack.Somali […]

Trump to withdraw most troops from Somalia as part of global pullback

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of most American troops from Somalia, the Pentagon said on Friday, part of a global pullback by the Republican president before he leaves office next month that will also see him drawdown forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. The United States has about 700 troops in Somalia focused […]

Pentagon: Trump to Pull Most Troops Out of Somalia

“We will continue to degrade violent extremist organizations that could threaten our homeland while ensuring we maintain our strategic advantage in great power competition,” it said. The US Africa Command has maintained some 700 troops, personnel from other US security operations, and private security contractors in Somalia, both conducting attacks on Al-Shabaab and training Somali […]

Empire Update: Afghanistan/Somalia Withdrawal Scam; Trump Weighs WWIII

November 25, 2020  The Empire Update for Nov. 23 covering the Grand Finale of Trump’s promise to end the Afghanistan War; what’s really behind the Somalia troop withdrawal; US-backed monarchy sparks new potential war in Africa; State Department takes new action for Israel against BDS movement; and potential for Trump to start war with […]

No civilians killed in US raid, Somalia says

No civilians were killed in a joint US-Somali counter-terrorism raid on Al-Shabaab earlier this week, the Somali government has claimed. Garowe Online reported security spokesperson Abdalaziz Hildhiban saying: “As of now, there are no civilian casualties resulted in the operation.” He continued that on fighters were killed during the attack which was […]

Somalia: 5 killed in deadly blast at football stadium

Five people were killed after a bomb exploded during an afternoon local football match in the south-western Somali town of Barawe yesterday, Garowe Online reported. The improvised explosive device exploded at the second half of a semi-final game, killing five civilians and injuring more than ten people who were seated in the special guests […]

From Afghanistan to Somalia, US Special Ops Are Getting More But Achieving Less

At around 11 o’clock that night, four Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talons, turboprop Special Operations aircraft, were flying through a moonless sky from Pakistani into Afghan airspace. On board were 199 Army Rangers with orders to seize an airstrip.  One hundred miles to the northeast, Chinook and Black Hawk helicopters cruised through the darkness toward Kandahar, carrying Army […]

Death Toll Tops 200 in Pair of Somalia Blasts

Two blasts in Mogadishu came hours apart; Somalian president calls for more international support to fight Islamic militants The death toll from twin bombings in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu climbed above 200 over the weekend, making it one of the deadliest attacks in the country since an Islamist insurgency started a decade ago. A truck bomb […]

Caliphate Lite: Turkey Eyes Somalia as Gateway into Africa

21st Century Wire says… As far as Turkey’s own Neo-Ottoman geopolitical ambitions are concerned, Somalia is now its primary gateway into Africa. Turkey’s political and economic motives are no secret to Africa. In June, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan completed his African tour, in his tenth trip to sub-Saharan African country in less than 18 months, […]

Caliphate Lite: Turkey’s Eyes Somalia as Gateway into Africa

21st Century Wire says… As far as Turkey’s own Neo-Ottoman geopolitical ambitions are concerned, Somalia is now its primary gateway into Africa. Turkey’s political and economic motives are no secret to Africa. In June, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan completed his African tour, in his tenth trip to sub-Saharan African country in less than 18 months, […]

Famine Plagues Somalia, Yemen Amid US Military Adventurism, Empire Building

A Somali woman walks through a camp of people displaced from their homes elsewhere in the country by the drought, shortly after dawn in Qardho, Somalia Thursday, March 9, 2017. (AP/Ben Curtis) SYDNEY — In a part of the world where little attention is given beyond the briefest of news flashes, there is an ongoing […]

What You Aren’t Being Told About The US’ War in Somalia

On Sunday, the U.S. military carried out an airstrike in Somalia against al-Qaeda-linked terror group al-Shabaab, U.S. officials said on Monday, as reported by Reuters. Officials did not specify whether it was a drone strike, and the Pentagon has not disclosed any additional information about the strike. The U.S. has been drone-striking Somalia for some time now, a policy Barack […]

Somalia War Intensifies While Nation on Verge of Famine

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US soldier killed and 2 injured in Somalia gun attack

     A US service member was killed in Somalia during a firearms attack. Two others were injured in the same incident. The troops in question were part of the US ‘advise and assist’ mission to the Somali government, which is fighting against militant group Al-Shabaab, US Africa Command reported on Friday. The incident happened on […]

Russia’s “China Dreams” Are Less of a Fantasy Than Skeptics Say: Moscow Becomes Top Oil Supplier to China?

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The People Against The TPP

Print Friendly Above Photo: Please do spread and share the images below. Credit Eleanor Goldfield/Art Killing Apathy. International Trade Commission Predicts Minimal Positive Economic Impact from TPP; and Growing Trade Deficit Great photos by Eleanor Goldfield of Art Killing Apathy reporting on Popular Resistance’s protest yesterday at the International Trade Commission. The ITC came out with an economic […]

Iran to report Saudi raid on Sana’a mission to UN: Official

A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic is set to submit a report to the United Nations over the Saudi air raid on Tehran’s mission in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the overnight Saudi raid on the Iranian embassy has seriously wounded one […]

Police Civil Asset Forfeitures Exceed All Burglaries in 2014

Police Civil Asset Forfeitures Exceed All Burglaries in 2014 November 18th, 2015 Via: Armstrong Economics: Between 1989 and 2010, U.S. attorneys seized an estimated $12.6 billion in asset forfeiture cases. The growth rate during that time averaged +19.4% annually. In 2010 alone, the value […]

The Latest Gibsmedat Initiative

Lawrence MurrayThe Right Stuff October 17, 2015 David Cameron, the Conservative prime minister of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern India, recently visited Jamaica, a former colony, to meet with their government and announce a £300m development package for the Caribbean. This includes £25m in British aid for a new Jamaican prison, slated to […]

We initiate Terrorism to create Terrorists to invade countries and overthrow Governments

Wesley Clark, Supreme Allied Commander NATO, testifies in that the US planned to overthrow seven countries after 9/11: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran. The Pentagon admitted a strategy to do so (here, here, here): the US conducts acts of terrorism in nations they want to control, the US continues terrorism to provoke […]

Claim: US drone strike kills six in Somalia

Press TV October 6, 2011 At least six people have been killed after the US military used a remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicle in southern Somalia near the border with Kenya, Press TV reported. The US drone attack left six civilians dead and many more injured in the Dhoobley town located near Kismayo, the capital of […]

US drone kills 11 in south Somalia

Press TV Sept 23, 2011 A US drone has fired missiles in southern districts of Somalia killing at least eleven people and injuring dozens of others, Press TV reported. The attack took place early Friday morning near Taabto and Qooqani districts and wounded at least 27 people. The assault hit a large number of livestocks […]

Obama Widening War in Somalia

  Sherwood RossInternational.to August 29, 2011 Led by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) the U.S. is stepping up its war in Somalia, The Nation magazine reports. “The CIA presence in (the capital) Mogadishu is part of Washington’s intensifying counter-terrorism focus on Somalia, which includes targeted strikes by US Special Operations forces, drone attacks and expanded […]

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