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  • Somalia: Nine Killed in Somalia Explosion

    12/30/2020 12:55:47 AM PST · by xomething · 1 replies
    All Africa ^ | 12/29/2020 | Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu)
    At least nine people, including an infant and a woman, were killed when a landmine hit a vehicle carrying civilians in Somalia's Lower Juba region late on Monday, officials said. The incident took place near the vicinity of Taabto, northeast of Dhobley town near the Somali-Kenyan border. Abdi Asis Hussein Gedi, an official from Jubaland administration in the coastal town of Kismayo, said that a vehicle traveling to the Dhobley town area was targeted by a landmine explosion, killing at least 9 civilians, including a woman and an infant. Those responsible for this heinous attack against unarmed civilians must be...

    12/28/2020 4:57:46 AM PST · by xomething · 8 replies
    TAB Media ^ | 12/21/2020 | Morning Star News
    DHOBLEY, Somalia — A 7-year-old boy was hospitalized for three days after male Muslim teenagers attacked him for his father’s Christian faith. The attack occurred after the father finished a Bible study Oct. 9 with other underground Christians in Dhobley. The father has been targeted since leaving Islam eight years ago. In 2012, he fled from another country to Kenya. There, a German missionary couple told him about Jesus and the man later accepted Jesus. His wife accepted Christ in 2013. The couple have been attacked and persecuted repeatedly since then, often by the woman’s father. Her father beat her,...
  • Al Shabaab Court Cuts Off A Man’s Hand For Stealing

    12/24/2020 12:01:29 AM PST · by xomething · 7 replies
    Radio Dalsan ^ | 12/22/2020
    Alshabab militants have publicly cut off the right hands of a man on Tuesday after a sharia court convicted him of breaking into a shop and stealing about a 26,000 Somali shilling which is equivalent to one US dollar. The man identified as Mukhtar Muhidin confessed to the theft in the Adan Yabal district of the Lower Shabelle region and was ordered to refund the money. Meanwhile, a 47-year-old man was publicly executed by firing squad after he was accused of killing another man identified as Maalim Aweys Arbow. All of the victims were convicted by militant courts, according to...
  • Death toll rises to 16 in overnight Somalia suicide bombing

    12/20/2020 10:39:48 AM PST · by xomething · 3 replies
    Arab News ^ | 12/19/2020 | AFP
    MOGADISHU: The death toll from a suicide bombing in Somalia has risen to 16, after a number of people hurt in the blast succumbed to their injuries overnight, security sources told AFP on Saturday. Initially, six people including three senior military officials were killed on Friday when a suicide bomber attacked a stadium in the Somali city of Galkayo, ahead of the planned arrival of the country’s prime minister. But a local security official told AFP by telephone on Saturday: “The number of people who have died in the blast increased this morning, 16 people, most of them civilians, died,...
  • Canada to Invest $40m Into ‘Home Ownership Opportunities’ for Black People Only

    12/20/2020 8:57:47 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 20 Dec 2020 | Chris Tomlinson
    The government of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has announced it will be investing $40 million into home ownership opportunities exclusively for black people. ... our Government knows that much more needs to be done,” Minister Hussen said. Hussen, a Somali refugee, held his former Immigration Minister position during the surge of illegal border crossings from the United States, with most of the migrants crossing the border coming originally from Haiti. Last January, while still immigration Minister, Hussen and the Trudeau government announced plans to add more than one million immigrants to the Canadian population over a three-year period. Hussen...
  • Somalia suicide bombing misses PM but kills several top commanders

    12/19/2020 1:37:31 AM PST · by xomething · 5 replies
    France24 ^ | 12/18/2020 | Reuters
    Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble was on his way to address the rally at a stadium in Galkayo, a town in central Somalia where many residents and security forces had gathered to welcome him before the explosion, Galmudug state security ministry said in a post on its Facebook page. “Over 10 people died in the blast including three senior military officials, soldiers and civilians,” Major Mohamed Abdirahman, a military officer, told Reuters from Galkayo. Over 20 people were injured, he added. Senior officials at the site included General Abdiasis Abdullahi Qooje who was commander of a battalion based in Galmudug,...
  • It’s Long Past Time To Get U.S. Troops All The Way Out Of Somalia

    12/18/2020 7:26:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 18, 2020 | Daniel L. David
    Al-Shabaab does not pose a threat to America that cannot be handled more effectively by our global intelligence networks and ability to strike direct threats to our country.On Dec. 4, President Trump ordered most of the approximately 700 U.S. troops out of Somalia. The move wasn’t a full withdrawal, however, as the White House specified the forces will be moved to neighboring countries to continue targeting the al-Shabaab terror group. While addressing the tactical actions our troops would continue to perform in Africa, there was no mention of the strategic justification for our presence—because there is none. Al-Shabaab is unquestionably...
  • Trump orders Pentagon to pull nearly all troops from Somalia

    12/05/2020 1:57:16 AM PST · by RandFan · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/20 05:06 PM EST | BY ELLEN MITCHELL
    President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to withdraw nearly all of the 700 U.S. troops stationed in Somalia by early next year, the Department of Defense (DOD) announced Friday. Trump “has ordered the Department of Defense and the United States Africa Command to reposition the majority of personnel and assets out of Somalia by early 2021,” the Pentagon said in a statement. Approximately 700 troops are deployed in Somalia where for more than a decade the United States has helped quell local al Qaeda affiliate al-Shabab, and more recently the local ISIS organization. U.S. forces train and assist local security...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Friday 12/4/2020 Newsdump Friday

    12/04/2020 10:24:12 PM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/4/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Police deployed against mask mandate opponents in Boise, Idaho but first... The State of Washington leveling threats against businesses that remain open in spite of the coronavirus restrictions... A Jewish celebration broken by heavily armed police in Belgium for violating coronavirus restrictions... The Central Idaho District Health Board in Boise, Idaho meeting late in the afternoon on Newsdump Friday... At a time when many are dissatisfied with the election results here in Pennsylvania and want legislators to reverse what they see as election fraud and a stolen election, public access to the State Capitol complex is being shut off... Republican...
  • Trump travel ban: 'I might finally see my sons again'

    12/02/2020 3:54:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 2, 2020 | By Ashitha Nagesh
    One of President Donald Trump's earliest and most controversial moves was a travel ban on people from certain nations he said were deemed a security threat to the US. Joe Biden has promised this will be one of the first policies he reverses. The ban - which now applies to 13 countries - has survived many legal challenges, but for some families it has meant years of separation. Afkab Hussein is a Somalian lorry driver who has never lived with his sons. When he first moved to Ohio in 2015, Afkab Hussein planned for his pregnant wife to join him...
  • Suicide bomber kills several in Mogadishu ice-cream parlour

    11/29/2020 12:48:32 PM PST · by xomething · 2 replies
    aljazeera ^ | 11/27/2020
    A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing seven people, a police official said. Ten others were wounded in the attack on Friday, said senior police officer Mohamed Dahir. The death toll could rise as the critically injured were rushed to nearby hospitals, he added. The Gelato Divino restaurant is located near K4 Junction in the heart of Mogadishu, near the international airport. This latest attack comes days after five people were killed in Mogadishu on November 17, after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant near a police academy....
  • Somalia bomb blast kills 5 policemen

    11/29/2020 12:42:41 PM PST · by xomething · 2 replies
    AA ^ | 11/25/2020 | Mohammed Dhaysane
    At least five police officers were killed and several others wounded when a bomb blast targeted their vehicle outside the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police said. The attack took place in the vicinity of Eelasha Biyaha located 16 kilometers (9 miles) south west of Mogadishu. Ibrahim Mohamed Yare, a police officer in the area, told Anadolu Agency by phone the attack was a roadside bomb blast targeting police officers traveling from Mogadishu to Eelasha Biyaha, lower Shabelle region. The wounded personnel were admitted to Mogadishu hospital, he said, blaming al-Shabaab terrorist group for the attack. Roads between Mogadishu and Afgoye...
  • DoD vs. CIA firefight in Frankfurt as covert war against the deep state RAGES across the globe

    11/29/2020 6:12:49 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 167 replies
    Distributed News ^ | November 27, 2020 | HEALTHRANGER
    At this very minute, a covert war is raging across the globe, pitting Trump's DoD and DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) against black hat deep state factions running the CIA. The good news is: Trump is winning. As you know by now, the DoD launched a raid on a CIA-run server farm in Frankfurt, Germany, to secure servers that contain proof of CIA interference with the 2020 election (i.e. backdoor manipulations of election results via Dominion voting machines). But new information is now surfacing that indicates there was a firefight at the server farm facility, involving US Army Special Forces units,...
  • Blast Kills at Least 7 in Mogadishu After US Defense Secretary Visit

    11/28/2020 8:50:23 AM PST · by xomething · 11 replies
    VOA News ^ | 11/27/2020
    A huge blast went off in Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least seven people, hours after U.S. acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller made an unannounced visit to the Somali capital. Witnesses said a suicide bomber blew himself up at Gelato Devino, a popular ice cream shop along the road to the airport. Amin Ambulance, one of Mogadishu’s ambulance services, said at least seven people had been killed in the attack. Somali police said another 10 people had been wounded. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the SITE Intelligence Group. Al-Shabab frequently carries out...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 11/25/2020 Thanksgiving Eve Newsdump

    11/25/2020 9:19:19 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/25/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The White House Coronavirus Task Force wants a crackdown in Nebraska in the name of preventing the spread of COVID-19. A task force report obtained by ABC News calls for increased testing and says: "Effective practices to decrease transmission in public spaces include requiring masks, limiting restaurant indoor capacity to less than 25% and closing bars until cases... Police in Toronto laying nine charges against a restuarant that opened for a second day in defiance of Ontario's coronavirus crackdown. Some 100 people gathered outside protesting in support of the restaurant... An Orthodox Jewish synagogue in New York City fined 15-thousand...
  • 5 dead, 8 wounded in suicide bombing in Somalia's capital

    11/22/2020 4:44:27 AM PST · by xomething · 6 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/17/2020 | Mohamed Sheikh Nor, AP
    <p>MOGADISHU, Somalia — Police in Somalia say five people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt near the police academy in the capital, Mogadishu.</p><p>Spokesman Sadiq Adan Ali says eight other people were wounded in the blast on Tuesday. He said the bomber targeted a restaurant frequented by police.</p>
  • Report: Trump May Withdraw U.S. Troops from Somalia

    11/19/2020 7:15:11 AM PST · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 19 2020 | GABRIELLE REYES
    U.S. President Donald Trump may withdraw nearly all U.S. forces from Somalia in the near future, U.S. officials allegedly said on Tuesday. “The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said nothing had been finalized and that no orders for Somalia have been received by the U.S. military. But there appeared to be a growing expectation that drawdown orders would be coming soon,” Reuters reported. The U.S currently has roughly 700 troops stationed in Somalia to assist local forces in their efforts to defeat the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab terror group.
  • Ethiopia nears (Civil) war as PM orders military into defiant region (Tigray)

    11/04/2020 11:19:06 AM PST · by BeauBo · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 4 Nov 2020 | ELIAS MESERET
    Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister on Wednesday ordered the military to confront the country’s Tigray regional government after he accused it of a deadly attack on a military base, declaring “the last red line has been crossed” after months of alleged provocations. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s move against the well-armed Tigray People’s Liberation Front raised concerns that one of Africa’s most populous and powerful countries could plunge into civil war. That would send a shock wave through one of the world’s most turbulent regions, the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia’s neighbors include Somalia and Sudan, and the prospect of spreading...
  • UN condemns killing of 2 polio workers in Somalia

    11/01/2020 2:39:46 AM PST · by xomething · 8 replies ^ | 10/27/2020 | Magadalene Mukami
    2 workers risked their lives on frontlines to provide critical health services to vulnerable Somali children, UN says The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) confirmed Tuesday that two frontline workers were killed in a militant attack in Mogadishu. The UN said the polio workers risked their lives to provide critical health services to vulnerable Somali children and offered condolences to the families. ”I offer my sincere condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of two polio workers who were killed in Somalia earlier today. UNICEF condemns the attack in the strongest terms. Humanitarian workers are not a target,” UNICEF Executive...
  • Somalia conflict: Al-Shabab 'collects more revenue than government'

    11/01/2020 2:36:04 AM PST · by xomething · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/27/2020 | Mary Harper
    Using intimidation and violence, Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabab raises as much revenue as the country's authorities, a report says. The militants collect at least $15m (£11m) a month, with more than half the amount coming from the capital, Mogadishu, the Hiraal Institute said. Some businesses pay both the jihadists and the internationally recognised government. Al-Shabab has been fighting that government for more than a decade. The group controls much of southern and central Somalia but has been able to extend its influence into areas controlled by the government based in Mogadishu. The report describes as "brutal" the way the...