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Somalia Executes 4 Linked to 2016 Baidoa Blasts.

Authorities in southwestern Somalia have executed four al-Shabab militants convicted of carrying out explosions that killed some 80 people. The men had been sentenced to death in February by a Somali military court in the city of Baidoa, 240 kilometers southwest of the capital, Mogadishu. Reading the execution order Monday, ...

- Voice of America - US

Treasury gets Sh4.7bn for troops in Somalia.

The UN has released Sh4.7 billion in delayed refunds for Kenyan troops fighting Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia amid claims of a verification hitch.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Mattis lands in Djibouti from Qatar.

April 23, 2017, 4:27 PM US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Djibouti on Sunday to visit an important military base at the southern entrance to the Red Sea, which is used as a launch pad for operations in Yemen and Somalia. This base,which has 4,000 US military personnel, was recently given broader authority to strike ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Roadside bomb kills six soldiers in Somalia's Puntland.

Al-Shabab claims deadly attack with improvised explosive device on a military pickup truck, 40km south of Bosasso.

- Al Jazeera - QA

US defense secretary visits strategic base in Djibouti.

Jim Mattis has arrived in Djibouti to visit Washington's strategic base in the Horn of Africa country. Mattis' trip to the Middle East and Africa comes as the US ups pressure on militant groups including al-Shabab.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Al-Qaeda or ISIS? Shabaab militants fight.

Al-Shabaab squads also publicly beheaded four foreign fighters in Lower Juba.

- Daily Nation - KE

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis makes visit to strategic Djibouti.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived Sunday for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategic Horn of Africa nation which hosts Washington's only permanent military base on the continent. Camp Lemonnier, home to some 4,000 U.S. soldiers and contractors, is vital to U.S. military operations in Somalia against militant groups ...

- The Japan Times - JP | Kenyan army: 52 al-Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia.

Kenya's military has said it killed 52 fighters with the extremist group al-Shabaab during an early morning attack on a camp in neighbouring Somalia.

- - ZA | Kenyan army attacks al-Shabaab base.

The Kenyan army says it killed a number of al-Shabaab fighters in a dawn raid in neighbouring Somalia.

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Kenya: 52 al-Shabab Militants Killed in Attack.

Kenya's Ministry of Defense said its troops, operating under the African Union Mission in Somalia, have destroyed an al-Shabab camp, killing 52 militants and seizing weapons. In a statement, the ministry said troops raided the camp, located near the town of Badhadhe in the Lower Jubba region, at around 1:00 a.m. Friday. ...

- Voice of America - US

Kenyan troops kill 52 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia: military.

Officials say Kenyan troops taking part in an AU mission in Somalia have attacked an al-Shabab camp in the south, killing 52 militants. Kenya has claimed several recent successes against the group.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

52 Shabaab terrorists killed in KDF Somalia raid

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21 -  Fifty-two Al Shabaab terrorists were Friday morning killed during a Kenya Defence Forces operation in Badhaadhe region of lower Juba, Somalia. A statement from the KDF headquarters in Nairobi stated that several other terrorists escaped with injuries during the 1am operation that occurred when the ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Kenyan army says it kills 52 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

Kenya's military says it has killed 52 fighters with the extremist group al-Shabab in neighboring Somalia.

- FOX News - US

Kenyan army says it kills 52 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya " Kenya's military says it has killed 52 fighters with the extremist group al-Shabab in neighboring Somalia.Military spokesman Col. Joseph Owuoth says the army destroyed an extremist camp in Badhadhe region of...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Kenyan forces say 52 Al-Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia

Rifles, three improvised explosive devices and bomb-making materials were recovered in the assault.

- The Hindu - IN

Congressman, Senator Concerned About Somalia Aid Cuts

Two members of Congress are expressing concern over President Donald Trump's plan to slash foreign aid as parts of Somalia and nearby countries move closer to famine. Speaking in Minneapolis at a forum on the drought situation in the Horn of Africa, U.S. Representative Tom Emmer said the administration's proposed 31-percent ...

- Voice of America - US

KDF kill 52 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

Raid carried out by ground troops supported by mortar and artillery fire.

- Daily Nation - KE

Al-Shabab Warns Against Western Education

Somalia’s al-Shabab militants are threatening to punish parents who send their children to Western-style schools and universities.   In a 26-minute audio recording aired by Radio Andalus, al-Shabab's mouthpiece in Somalia, group spokesman Ali Dhere said Western-style schools serve the interests of what he called ...

- Voice of America - US

US troops to help Somalia fight al-Shabab

The last regular US soldiers left after the "Black Hawk Down" killings of special forces personnel.

- BBC - UK

10 Die in Somalia Suicide Attack on New Army Chief

A bomber killed only civilians as he tried to ram a vehicle into the newly installed commander’s convoy. The Shabab group claimed responsibility.

- International NY Times - US