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Sep 16th, 2014
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Washington (DIPLOMAT.SO)- The Counselor of the Department, Thomas A. Shannon, visited Mogadishu on September 14. He was joined by Special Representative for Somalia James P. McAnulty and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Steven J. Feldstein. In meetings with senior gov...
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Sep 14th, 2014
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Minneapolis (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO)- U.S. law enforcement is investigating a new phenomenon of women from the American heartland joining Islamic State as President Barack Obama vows to cut off the militants’ recruiting at home. At least three Somali families in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area have fem...
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Sep 11th, 2014
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Washington ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO)- Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of “a steady, relentless effort” to root out Islamic State extrem...
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Sep 7th, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT.SO)- Informed sources ,confirms that the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is not convinced the decision of the Council of Ministers which suggests the dismissal of the National Intelligence Security Agency (NISA) chief, ambassador Abdullahi Mohame...
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Sep 6th, 2014
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Mogadishu (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Somalia’s Islamist group ” Harakat Al shabaab Almujaahidin” has named Ahmad Omar as successor to former leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, who was killed in a US air strike. The group announced the move in an online statement, vowing to take revenge...
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Sep 5th, 2014
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Newport, Wales (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO)- President Barack Obama said Friday that the Islamic State must be dismantled, a clearer statement than he offered earlier this week about the terror group that’s executed two American journalists and embarked on a bloody push through Iraq and Syria. “You can’t...
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Sep 5th, 2014
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Mogadishu ( DIPLOMAT.SO)- Minister of Defense of the Federal Republic of Somalia Major General. Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Hamud said in a radio interview that the killing of Al shabaab leader as a success and victory for Somalia and the world. The minister continued, saying “I confirm the killing o...
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Sep 4th, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT.SO) – Mustafa Duhulow, the Minister of Information praised the bravery of Somali National Forces and AMISOM as the Indian Ocean military operation is succeeding very well. On 3rd September forces liberated Jalalqsi district in Hiiraan region from Al-Shabaab. The Minsiter sai...
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Sep 2nd, 2014
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Washington (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO )- U.S. Launches Airstrike Against Islamist Rebels in SomaliaThe U.S. military launched an airstrike in Somalia against leaders of the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab network Monday, U.S. officials told NBC News. Few details were available about the operation, which ...
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Sep 1st, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT.SO)- As part of the ongoing joint military efforts dubbed Operation Indian Ocean aimed at defeating Al-Shabaab terrorists, Somali National Army (SNA) and Burundian peacekeepers have in the past few days liberated several important towns in Middle Shabelle and Hiran regions as they...