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Q&A: Gerard Waite on managing Somalia's displacement crisis - Devex

The humanitarian sector in Somalia is struggling to keep pace with an escalating food security crisis. Civilians fleeing famine-like conditions, including from areas controlled by militant group Al-Shabaab, face poor living conditions, disease ...and more »

Al-Shabaab militants ban starving Somalis from accessing aid - The Guardian

Malnourished and displaced Somali children in a camp on the outskirts of Mogadishu. The country is experiencing a severe drought. Photograph: Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP. Islamist militants in Somalia have imposed a ban on humanitarian assistance in areas ...and more »

Another joint US-Somali raid in Somalia nabs Shabaab operations commander who held US citizenship - SOFREP (press release)

Mogadishu, Somalia — Another raid suspected of being carried out by U.S. and Somali joint special operations units has captured a senior operations and logistics expert known as Abdirizak Hussein Tahlil on July 23rd. Tahlil, also known as Ilka Ase, a ...and more »

Captured Somali 'al-Shabaab chief' suspected of being American - The New Arab

A man arrested for possessing bomb-making materials in the Puntland region of Somalia, recently travelled to the US and is suspected of holding an American passport. Tags: Somalia, al-Shabaab, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, Puntland. A leading member of an al ...and more »

Somalia: Wanted Al-Shabaab Commander Arrested After Military Raid Read in Galkacyo - AllAfrica.com

A successful operation jointly carried by Puntland and Galmudug security forces saw the arrest of the highly sought-after Al-Shabaab commander of operations in Galkayo. Reports say the well-coordinated operation saw the arrest of Abdirsak Hussein ...and more »

Seven Christians Killed in Wake of Attacks Perpetrated by Al-Shabaab Militants - Christianity Daily

al-Shabaab in 2012 (Photo : Public Domain) Some members of al-Shabaab surrendered themselves to the African Union Mission in Somalia in Garsale in September of 2012, as pictured here. Seven Christians were killed in Kenya earlier this month by ...and more »

Somalia: Captured al-Shabaab commander may have US residence, officials say - Garowe Online

WASHINGTON, U.S.- Senior commander for al-Shabaab group who was captured by joint security forces in Galkayo city was reported to have U.S. residency, Garowe Online reports. The commander identified as Abdirazaq Husain Tahliil aka “Ina Alool Geel” is ...and more »

US forces capture al-Shabaab facilitator planning attacks in Kenya and Somalia - TUKO.CO.KE

A man said to be a dangerous member of the terror group al-Shabaab has been captured in Somalia. The suspect said to hold a US citizenship is reported to have been planning terror attacks in Kenya, Somalia and East African region. TUKO.co.ke has learnt ...and more »

Somali state opens sharia court to rival al Shabaab justice system - africanews

Somalia's HirShabelle region has on Monday opened sharia and appeals courts in the regional capital Hiiraan to rival al Shabaab's justice system. President of the semi-autonomous region Ali Abdullahi Osoble said the courts will offer the people fair ...and more »

Somalia: First on CNN: Joint US-Somali raid nabs suspected US resident - Horseed Media

A joint US-Somali military raid on an al-Shabaab target in Somalia on Sunday resulted in the capture of an al-Shabaab facilitator who is suspected of being a lawful US resident, two US defense officials told CNN. US military advisers were conducting an ...and more »