6 political interest. Hiran Governor Abdifatah Hassan indicates that the allied forces are slated to liberate the remaining parts of the province that are under militant control, and in the process remove roadblocks that the insurgents erected. Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a senior official Mohamed Yusuf Al-Qadhi announces that his group and Somali government forces aim to capture Bardhere district in the Gedo province from Al-Shabaab. The bounties are part of the "Rewards for Justice" program, wherein money is issued for leads on terror suspects. Former Deputy District Commissioner of the Hamarjajab district in Mogadishu Farah Dahir Jimale is targeted by a bomb planted inside his vehicle. Al-Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Mus’ab states that his group will try and halt the government and AMISOM forces' advance by laying siege to towns that the allied forces have liberated. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks but al-Shabaab are suspected to have orchestrated the attack. The Somali Civil War is an ongoing civil war taking place in Somalia.It grew out of resistance to the Siad Barre regime during the 1980s. Somali government forces assisted by Ethiopian troops capture Hudur, the capital of the southern Bakool province, from Al-Shabaab militants. Interim Jubba Administration (IJA) forces capture Biroole in the Lower Jubba region from Al-Shabaab. A pro-Al-Shabaab website asserts that the insurgents have entered the village; the allied forces rebuff the claim and indicate that they managed to repel the assault. According to security officials, seven militants are killed during the skirmish. Military spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby does not specify the identity of the targeted insurgent leader, but indicates that the raid was carried out in the southern town of Saakow. Hiran Governor Abdifatah Hassan announces that the Somali National Army assisted by Djiboutian AMISOM forces are securing adjacent areas before entering Jalalaqsi in the Hiran province. The offer comes immediately after the expiration of the government's initial 45-day amnesty window, during which over 700 insurgents reportedly defected. February 26 – al-Shabaab militants raid the Somali Youth League hotel in Mogadishu, killing 14 people. 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Interim Juba Administration forces and AMISOM troops capture new areas in the Lower Juba province from Al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab also do not issue a statement on the IJA raid. According to Col. Abdifatah Moalim Noor Salim, the joint forces have impounded weapons and apprehended several militants during the raid. April 11 – At least five people are killed and seven others injured by a car bomb claimed by al-Shabaab against a government building in Mogadishu. Al-Shabaab later claims responsibility for the attack. The gunfight lasts three hours, with an estimated 23 fatalities. Puntland Defence Forces launch a cleanup operation against Al-Shabaab militants in the Galgala area in the northern Golis mountain range. Somali government officials announce that Somali military forces assisted by AMISOM troops have captured Barawe from Al-Shabaab. Somali National Army forces and AMISOM troops capture Raage Ceelle from Al-Shabaab. November 7 – A fight between militias in Galkayo kills 29 people and wounds 50 more. 1991 The dictator Mohammed Siad Barre, who ruled the Somali Democratic Republic since 1969, is forced to flee when the capital of Mogadishu is captured by rival clan militias. The joint forces also incur significant casualties during the Ato clash, but claim victory. According to witnesses, the battle lasts at least a few hours. According to Sidikou, the southern port town of Koday was seized just 48 hours earlier by Somali forces, who received surveillance and logistical support from their UN and AMISOM partners. Al-Shabaab militants attack trucks transporting rations for Ethiopian troops on the road linking, Al-Shabaab fighters launch an attack on Somali government troops traveling in armored vehicles on the main road to. Governor of the Gedo region Mohamed Abdi Kilil is targeted by a bomb in Beled Hawo. 77 Somali soldiers, 57 civilians and 44 insurgents killed 178 people, including: 77 government soldiers, 57 civilians and 44 insurgents, were killed in fighting for the towns of Dhobley and Liboi. Al-Shabaab later claims responsibility for the attack. Sahal Iskudhuq, a senior Al-Shabaab commander and confidant of the militant group's spiritual leader, is killed between, Somali military forces assisted by AMISOM troops move into new areas in Lower Shabeelle. Each warlord used the factions they led, the Somali government, military and people as instruments for pursuing their . Aidid attacks and fires at UN forces, he is declared an enemy warlord and is hunted by the UN and US. Jul 6, 2017 #21 Odeg said: Basically it was man made famine, forced starvation by Aideed forces and Kacaan forces and there are estimation that over 300 000 died as results of this. Both sides encounter each others political views, Beginning of the 20 year civil war between the two sides. An Al-Shabaab militant wearing a suicide vest blows himself up at the. The joint allied forces also captured Goolweyn and Jerlio before heading to Bulo Marer. It began in early February 2009 with the conflict between the forces of the Federal Government of Somalia, assisted by African Union peacekeeping troops, and various militant groups and factions. The national security agencies are also reportedly placed on alert to respond to any threats by the militant group. According to Hudur Mayor Mohamed Moallim, the army operation was facilitated by intelligence briefings. It is situated 60 km from the provincial capital Jowhar. Tribalism is one of the major causes of the Somali civil war. The departure immediately follows a pledge by Jubaland spokesman Abdinasir Serar Mah to recapture by force the island from the militant group. Eyewitnesses report that a suicide car bomber in Baydhaba strikes a vehicle transporting the former Bay province Governor and incumbent Minister of the Southwestern Somalia regional administration Abdifatah Ibrahim Gesey. Jubaland forces are reportedly encumbered by potholes on the roads leading to the area, which were caused by torrential rains. He adds that they are now in full control of the town, and that casualties include two soldiers and many insurgents. Both commissioners of the Hamarjajab and Hamarweine districts blame Al-Shabaab for the attack, although no group claims responsibility for it. Mohamed Abdi, a policeman at the adjacent airport, also reports hearing explosions. Medical teams are also dispatched onto the scene, and other wounded parties, most of whom are security guards, are receiving treatment at the AMISOM hospital. UN spokesman Aleem Siddique likewise states that all UN personnel are safe. Rival clan militias engage in a gunfight in Merca, the capital of Lower Shabelle. According to the Bakool regional administration, 12 fighters on both sides are confirmed dead. March 7 – According to the Pentagon, US air strikes kill at least 150 al-Shabaab militants near the city of, March 9 – US troops stage an overnight raid on the al-Shabaab controlled city of, March 28 – At least 115 al-Shabaab militants are killed by Somali forces in the, April 1 – A US drone strike reportedly kills a key al-Shabaab leader, Hassan Ali Dhoore, in. The Deputy Mayor of the Buur Dhuubo district is also reportedly targeted with a roadside bomb in the town. Additionally, he indicates that similar operations are underway to secure the Marka-Mogadishu route. The capture reportedly further prevents Al-Shabaab from entering, exiting and re-arming themselves through seaport access. This is a 2013 timeline of events in the Somali Civil War (2009–present). Qanuuni dies shortly afterwards from injuries sustained during the shooting. Provides an overview of Somalia, including key events and facts about this civil war-wracked country on the Horn of Africa. According to the official, Hersi may have turned himself in after having fallen out earlier in the year with other Al-Shabaab members loyal to the group's late leader Godane. Gunmen in a small vehicle shoot at a car transporting Deputy Commander of Counter-Terrorism Colonel Mohamed Qanuuni at the KM5 Zoppe junction in Mogadishu. "Security Council Extends Mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia, Requests Increase in Troop Strength", see: African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), National Intelligence and Security Agency, Fresh Ethiopian troops pour in Somalia, preparing war on Al shabab, Ethiopia deploys hundreds of troops to Somalia. They are immediately counter-attacked by Somali National Army soldiers assisted by AMISOM security personnel, who have been deployed to the area. The Ministry of National Security of Somalia issues a public warning of possible retaliatory attacks by Al-Shabaab insurgents for the killing of their leader Godane. According to Somali National Army mobilizer Abdirizak Khalif Elmi, the allied forces are now heading toward Jalalaqsi. Ugandan and Kenyan AMISOM forces conduct security operations in Lagta Berta in Lower Juba, where Al-Shabaab had established two bases after vacating Barawe. Col. Dahir Mohamud of the Hamarweine police also suggests that the blast bears the hallmarks of the insurgent group, and indicates that security forces are investigating the incident. They will maintain security in local areas that Somali government and AMISOM troops recently liberated from Al-Shabaab. Hiraan region Governor Abdifatah Hassan Afrah indicates that Somali government forces assisted by AMISOM troops have liberated a number of towns in the region from the Al-Shabaab militants. Somali federal government troops and Kenyan Defence Forces under AMISOM launch an assault on an Al-Shabaab base in Taraakoo, situated around 55 km east of Bardhere. Somali government forces and Al-Shabaab militants engage in a gunfight near the southern town of Kurtun Waarey. The area is calm the following day, with government forces in pursuit of Al-Shabaab remnants in the vicinity. According to the village's governor Mayow Mayow, the government troops manage to successfully repel the insurgents. According to senior security official Mohamed Kaariye Arale, the joint forces are now heading toward the remaining areas in the province that are under insurgent control. According to local residents, the insurgents began to depart from the town in the morning, indicated that they would return, and threatened to decapitate anyone found assisting the joint forces. The United Nations Security Council committee on Somalia removes former Al-Shabaab affiliate Mohamed Said Atom from its 1844 sanctions list. According to IJA security officials, seven militants were killed in the skirmish, while two soldiers from the allied forces were slain and one was wounded. Two of the insurgents are reportedly slain in the assault, with others wounded. The officer adds that Eyn previously served as the outfit's main base in the area from which it would launch attacks. President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Special Representative of the Chairperson of the AU Commission for Somalia and Head of AMISOM Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou, State Minister for Defence Mohamed Ali Hagaa, Deputy Minister for Public Works and Reconstruction Mohamed Ismail Shurie, senior Somali National Army officers, and AMISOM military officials hold a press conference briefing the media on the progress of Operation Indian Ocean. Additionally, IJA representatives vow to recapture the area from the insurgent group. This is a 2018 timeline of events in the Somali Civil War (2009–present). At a joint press conference on the abortive terrorist attack, Information Minister Mustafa Dhuhulow indicates that government soldiers assisted by AMISOM troops managed to repel the raid, with no public officials injured. According to Yusuf, Baraxow subsequently resisted arrest, engaging the security forces in a gunfight during which he was killed. Interim Juba Administration forces and AMISOM troops reportedly capture Abdalla Biroole and other areas in the Lower Juba province from Al-Shabaab. AMISOM spokesman Col. Ali Aden Houmed indicates that at least eight militants entered the area. The Somali Civil War (Somali: Dagaalkii Sokeeye ee Soomaaliya, Arabic: الحرب الأهلية الصومالية ) is an ongoing civil war taking place in Somalia.It grew out of resistance to the military junta led by Siad Barre during the 1980s. Casualty figures are uncertain. President Mohamud indicates that Al-Shabaab is attempting to turn residents in the newly liberated areas against the government by blocking the movement of goods and relief supplies. Next Last. The insurgents fired mortar shells at military bases, and a one-hour gun battle soon followed between soldiers guarding the area and the Al-Shabaab fighters. Ministry of National Security spokesman Mohamed Yusuf Osman indicates that seven Al-Shabaab fighters, three security guards and one civilian were killed during the gunfight. Somali National Army commander Mohamed Osman Tima'adde announces that government forces have captured Kulan-Jareer in the Bakool region from Al-Shabaab. This is a 2014 timeline of events in the Somali Civil War (2009–present). The raid is an apparent attempt to free other insurgents held at the facility. Al-Qadhi adds that seizing the area will be facilitated by the small number of Al-Shabaab fighters left in the town. The insurgent group had seized control of the town about a year earlier, following a surprise withdrawal by Ethiopian troops. Northern Somalia challenges Siad Barre's authority. Go. Mogadishu hotel targeted by bombs, at least 11 killed. This page was last edited on 9 January 2021, at 23:08. Abdiaziz Isaak Mursal, a member of parliament in Mogadishu, is shot and killed by unidentified gunmen. According to Somali police Capt. Interim Juba Administration forces and AMISOM troops seize Kuda Island from Al-Shabaab. Somali forces and Ethiopian troops from AMISOM repel the assault with heavy weaponry. Fighting erupts at night after Al-Shabaab launches an assault on government bases at Burane and Mahaday, two strategic towns near Jowhar, the provincial capital of Middle Shabelle region. According to the district commissioner Osman Gedi Elmi, the joint forces arrest an unspecified number of individuals during the early morning raid. Kenyan AMISOM fighter jets launch airstrikes on Al-Shabaab bases near the Jilib district in Middle Juba. He adds that the raid is likely in retaliation for ambushes launched by the militants on allied bases the week prior. Eight traditional elders are gunned down near, Somali military troops and Ethiopian forces clash with Al-Shabaab militants in El-Qohle village to the south of, Somali National Army and AMISOM troops capture Mahas district from Al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab do not issue a statement on the raid. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby indicates that they are still assessing the raid's impact. July 26 – al-Shabaab claims responsibility for a double suicide car bombing near an AU base in Mogadishu at the airport, killing at least 13 including seven UN guards. The U.S. Pentagon announces that its jets have conducted an airstrike targeting a senior Al-Shabaab commander in Somalia. According to Qoryooley Mayor Abdishakur Adan Dhegay, Somali Federal Government forces repel an attack by Al-Shabaab militants in Qoryoley. Al-Shabaab does not issue a statement on the raid. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility and claimed to have killed six soldiers while the AU commander, Ibrahim Ali, stated that two Djiboutian peacekeepers, one civilian, and two militants were killed. Arriving from the Middle Shabelle regional capital of Jowhar, Somali government forces assisted by AMISOM troops from the Burundian contingent capture Kililka Shiinaha and Dhiin Garas from Al-Shabaab. As part of a Federal Government operation to disarm militias operating in Mogadishu, Somali national security forces assisted by AMISOM police and military launch a security operation in Mogadishu's Wadajir district. National Security Minister Mohammed Yusuf announces that government security forces have shot and killed Al-Shabaab commander Nur Baraxow. Jubaland forces and AMISOM troops seize Mugaanbow, Baar Sanguuni and Bangeenni in Lower Jubba from Al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab commander Ibrahim Filey is killed during the skirmish, in addition to three other insurgents. The allied forces respond with heavy gunfire, repelling the assault. While some injuries and deaths were reported, no precise casualty figures have been confirmed. The island is located around 170 km from the Lower Juba capital of Kismayo. Federal security agencies spokesman Qasim Ahmed Robleh concurrently holds a press conference, where he indicates that the government forces managed to foil the attack before it reached its intended target. Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for the murder. Abdullahi Dalas, a well-known militant Al Shabaab officer in the Juba region, surrenders himself to the. Somali government forces assisted by AMISOM troops capture Eyn from Al-Shabaab. October 25 – An intelligence officer is shot dead by an al-Shabaab militant in Mogadishu. As a workaround, he notes that the federal government's international partners have pledged to airlift basic supplies to the regions. Secondary protagonists were Mohammed Said Hersi Morgan and Ahmed Omar Jess. Somali federal government forces and AMISOM troops attack Al-Shabaab hideouts near Goofgaduud Shabelle in the Bay province. Barawe is situated 150 km from Mogadishu in the Lower Shabelle province, and was the insurgent group's largest remaining bastion. General map of Somalia. Both sides exchange heavy and small firearms in the pitch combat, while reports claim that Al-Shabaab destroyed Somali government military facilities in Mahaday. Additionally, Lower Shabelle region government representative Ganey Abdi Barre indicates that Sheikh Abdirashid Baka, a senior Al-Shabaab official, is killed during the gunfight. November 29 – A roadside bomb kills at least 4 Somali soldiers and leaves 11 others injured while forces have mulled an attack on ISIL. February 15 – A car bomb in Mogadishu kills the defence minister and injures another. 1; 2; 3; First Prev 3 of 3 Go to page. Hamarweyne District Commissioner Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir also credits security personnel for aborting the assassination attempt. Al-Shabaab militants attack Somali national army and AMISOM positions in Gondershe. Almost 10 battlewagons specifically designed to carry very heavy weaponry have also reportedly departed early in the morning from their military base in Faafax-Dhuun and are headed towards Taraakoo. This is a 2015 timeline of events in the Somali Civil War (2009–present). Mohamud also indicates that although Al-Shabaab still controls a significant proportion of rural areas, the federal government has managed to seize control of nine towns in six different regions, which are home to roughly three million people. Additionally, a senior Somali intelligence official states that the U.S. drone strike was targeting the Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane (. According to the insurgent group, its fighters were targeting a Christmas party inside the complex. He also indicates that the allied forces seized several armed vehicles from the militants. The move comes 24 hours after the national chief of military announced the start of new offensives against the insurgent group. Somali national army forces assisted by AMISOM troops begin a major military operation against Al-Shabaab in central Somalia. Somali government forces and AMISOM troops seize Kurtunwaarey in Lower Shabelle from Al-Shabaab. The Pentagon press secretariat Rear Adm. John Kirby confirms that Godane was killed in the U.S. airstrike. It is the fourth area in the Hiran province that the allied forces have liberated, with. 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