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Somalia Fighting

Official: Wanted Al-Shabab Leader Surrenders In Somalia

AP | By ABDI GULED | Posted 02.26.2015 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali...

Heavy Fighting Between Militants And Government Troops In Somalia

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The African Union force in Mogadishu said its forces on Monday fought their way into and took over the last militant strong...

Inside Somalia: Under Fire From Al Shabaab In Mogadishu

GlobalPost | Tristan McConnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Somalia President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed planned festive celebrations to mark his first year in office and progress made toward establishing peace...

Humanitarian Worker Returns From Somalia: "Some Of The Worst [Conditions] I Have Ever Seen" (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post Contributor | Hassan Noor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Oxfam Humanitarian Coordinator Hassan Noor has just come back from a field trip in Somalia. The latest fighting around the capital Mogadishu has had a...

Mogadishu: Inside The City The World Forgot

The Guardian | Ghaith Abdul | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a rare dispatch from war-ravaged Mogadishu, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad found a city daring to hope for a break from years of violence. Then the fighting res...

Somalia Fighting Escalates In Capital Mogadishu

AP | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Hundreds of government soldiers attacked Islamic insurgents across the Somali capital amid heavy artillery shelling Friday,...