Posts Tagged ‘Somali rebels’

AU peacekeepers announce third phase of operation in Somalia

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Comments off

MOGADISHU, March 13 (Xinhua) — African Union peacekeeping mission supporting Somali government on Tuesday announced the military operation to oust Al-Shabaab from Somalia will soon commence, said Aronda Nyakairima, visiting Ugandan Chief of Defense Forces. Read more…

Somali Army Forces,Ethiopian troops seize Baidoa

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 22, 2012

Mogadishu,  Somali Army Forces supported by Ethiopian troops on Wednesday seized Shabab- “Somali Islamist”- controlled town of Baidoa  in South-West Somali Region of Bay,officials said. Read more…

Ethiopian tanks advance on key Somali town

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 22, 2012

Ethiopian troops in battle tanks thrust into rebel-held Somalia regions Tuesday, sparking heavy fighting as they advanced towards the major Shebab stronghold of Baidoa, witnesses said. Read more…

KENYA:Aid agencies suspend activities in Kenya’s refuge camp after blast

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 21, 2011          WAR  IN  SOUTHERN  SOMALIA

By Chrispinus Omar and Stephen Ingati

NAIROBI, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) — The UN International Organization for Migration (IMO) said on Tuesday it, together with other humanitarian agencies, have temporarily suspended their services in Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya, on reason of security. Read more…

KENYA:Kenya’s army marches toward Somalian port town of Kismayu

Sunday, December 18, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 18, 2011          WAR IN SOUTHERN SOMALIA.
by Chrispinus Omar

NAIROBI, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) — As Kenya’s military is advancing toward Somalia’s port town of Kismayu, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG) has come under renewed international pressure to move swiftly toward ending its tenure in August 2012. Read more…

War in Southern Somalia:Kenya’s military says integration with AMISOM won’t affect current war

Saturday, December 17, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 17, 2011    War in Southern Somalia.
“the troops would target Afgoye”, a town near Mogadishu and home to thousands of displaced people, as well as” the ports of Merka and Barawe on the southern coast” –Oguna

NAIROBI, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) — Kenya’s military said on Saturday the integration of its forces with the Africa Union Peace keeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops will not affect its war against the Al-Shabaab militia. Read more…

WAR IN SOUTHERN SOMALIA:Kenyan, Somali soldiers injured in northern Kenya + Related News

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 6, 2011

by Stephen Ingati and Christine Lagat

GARISSA, Kenya, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) — At least a Kenyan soldier was killed and three others injured in a landmine explosion in Dadaad refugee camp in northern Kenya on Monday. Read more…

SOMALIA:Somali militants raid humanitarian compounds, ban aid agencies – UN

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov. 29,2011

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) — Somalia-based terrorist group Al-Shabaab raided several humanitarian compounds and banned UN and international aid agencies in Southern Somalia on Monday, the UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, Valerie Amos, said in a statement issued here. Read more…


Sunday, November 27, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov. 27,2011
We are very sorry about the incident if indeed those killed were Kenyans. But we also have to ask ourselves why, if they were Kenyans, they refused to surrender when ordered to. All law-abiding citizens should support the government as security is not just for the police and the army,” – Oguna

Department of Defence’s Colonel Cyrus Oguna during a status briefing on the ‘Operation Linda Nchi’ at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Nairobi November 12, 2011. Kenyan soldiers and the Al-Shabaab militia are using locals in a bid to emerge victorious in the military operation in Somalia November 26, 2011 FILE- Nation. Read more…

War in Somalia:IGAD supports Kenya,Ethiopia urged to support fight against Somalia militia

Saturday, November 26, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov. 26,2011
Ethiopia urged to support fight against Shebab
IGAD urges solidarity in Somalia militia fight
IGAD supports Kenya, urging coordination of efforts
Shirkii Madaxda IGAD Oo Go’aanno Laga Soo Saaray – Dhageyso

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