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State funeral held for Chinese soldier killed in Mogadishu attack

State funeral held for Chinese soldier killed in Mogadishu attack

  Wacaal mediea- Jinan China has accorded a state funeral to one of its nationals and police officer who was killed in the July 26 blast at Mogadishu’s Jazeera hotel Zhang Nan served in the police force for close to 11 years before he met his death in the attack […]

August 3, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Federal minister calls for the unconditional release of journalists held by Ahlusunna

Federal minister calls for the unconditional release of journalists held by Ahlusunna

  Wacaal – Mogadishu Ahlusunna has been asked to unconditionally release journalists the group was currently holding in Dhuusamaree in Galgadud region. Making the appeal, the Federal government’s Minister of Information Mr. Mohamed Hayir Maareeye said that it was unfortunate to intimidate journalist and curtail freedom of expression. “It is […]

August 3, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Jubbaland head asks Parliament to extend elections date

Jubbaland head asks Parliament to extend elections date

  Wacaal media – Kismayu President of the Interim Jubbaland Administration Ahmed Mohamed Islaam has asked Parliament to push back the regional state’s elections. This comes after speaker Sheikh Abdi Mohamed yesterday announced the state will hold its presidential elections on August 15. Speaking in Kismayu on Sunday, Madoobe said […]

August 2, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Kismayu in total shutdown as UK ambassador to Somalia comes calling

Kismayu in total shutdown as UK ambassador to Somalia comes calling

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Major streets in Kismayu, headquarters of the Interim Jubbaladn Administration were most parts of the day no go zone after security agencies imposed day time curfew whose aim was said to be beefing up security. This comes as UK’s envoy to Somalia Mrs Harriet Matthews […]

August 2, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Ahlusunna arraigns journalists in court

Ahlusunna arraigns journalists in court

  Wacaal media – Dhuusamareeb Ahlusunna has on Sunday arraigned in court five journalists arrested in the last two days in Dhuusamareeb, headquarters of Galgaduud region. The scribes are facing charges of circulating false information about the group after they reported demonstration allegedly held in the capital against the group […]

August 2, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Death toll rises from AMISOM killings in Marka

Death toll rises from AMISOM killings in Marka

  Wacaal media – Marka The death toll in Marko has risen following killings said to be carried out by AMISOM forces in the area. A local resident who spoke to Wacaal media on condition of anonymity saying the death toll now stands at 13, six of whom belong to […]

August 1, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Madoobe welcomes Somali politicians to Kismayu ahead of conference

Madoobe welcomes Somali politicians to Kismayu ahead of conference

  Wacaal media – Kismayu The head of the Interim Jubbaland Administration Ahmed Madoobe has today welcome to the port city of Kismay politicians from different parts of the country who paid him a courtesy call at the presidential palace. The leaders who are in town to attend the constitutional […]

August 1, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Federal Minister of Constitutional affairs arrives in Kismayu

Federal Minister of Constitutional affairs arrives in Kismayu

  Wacaal media – Kismayu The Federal government’s Minister of constitutional affairs Mr. Mohamed Sheikh Hassan has this morning arrived in Kismayu. The minister is set to grace the conference that seeks to enact Jubbaland’s constitution. On arrival, the minister was welcomed by top officials from the host administration. Sources […]

August 1, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AMISOM forces once again kill civilians in Marko

AMISOM forces once again kill civilians in Marko

  Wacaal media – Marko AMISOM forces have once again killed civilians in Marko town of Lower Shabelle region, sources say. A local resident who spoke to Wacaal media on condition of anonymity confirmed that up to six people some of them elderly have been killed by the Burundi forces […]

August 1, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

We will not honor any ‘New Deal’ resolutions, Ahlusunna says

We will not honor any ‘New Deal’ resolutions, Ahlusunna says

  Wacaal media – Dhuusamareeb Somali paramilitary group Ahlusunna has rubbished the New Deal and any outcome of the conference on the same that has just concluded in Mogadishu. The conference discussed many issues touching on Somalia including the country’s political future as well Federalism and Vision 2016. Speaking to […]

July 31, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Senior Al-shabaab official arrested in Baladweyen

Senior Al-shabaab official arrested in Baladweyen

  Wacaal media – Baladweyne A senior Al-shabaab official has been arrested in a security operation in Baladweyne, headquarters of Hiiraan region, secuirity officials have claimed. The captured official was identified as Hussein Abdi Mumi – Ashara and is said to belong to the group’s Amniyaat department. Sources told Wacaal […]

July 31, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AMISOM and SNA capture key transit towns in Hiiraan region

AMISOM and SNA capture key transit towns in Hiiraan region

  Wacaal media – Beledweyne The collaborating forces of AMISOM’s Ethiopia and the Somali National Army on Thursday took over from Al-shabaab several key towns in Hiiraan region. Sources told Wacaal media that following a two day gun battle, the combined forces drove the militants out of El-Ali later on […]

July 31, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Jubbaland did not contribute to the capture of Baardheere, SNA’s Gedo spokesman claims

Jubbaland did not contribute to the capture of Baardheere, SNA’s Gedo spokesman claims

  Wacaal media – Baardheere There are no military personnel from the Interim Administration of Jubbaland in Gedo region, especially Baardheere town neither did they contribute to its liberation from Al-shabaab, a spokesman of the Somali National Army has claimed. Speaking to the press in the recently captured town of […]

July 30, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Up to 50 feared dead as AMISOM and Government forces on one side battle Al-shabaab in areas near Baladweyne.

Up to 50 feared dead as AMISOM and Government forces on one side battle Al-shabaab in areas near Baladweyne.

  Wacaal media – Baladweyene Up to 50 people from both sides were reported dead after the combined forces of AMISOM and government squared it off with Al-shabaab militants in Hiiran region. Local residents confirmed to Wacaal media that the two sides were involved in bloody battles in settlements to […]

July 30, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

UN expresses concern over absence of two states from Mogadishu Conference

UN expresses concern over absence of two states from Mogadishu Conference

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The United Nations has expressed concerns over the absence of Jubbaland and Puntland states from the Vision 2016 conference that entered its second day in Mogadishu. UN special envoy and head of UNSOM Nicholas Kay said that it was disheartening to see heads of state […]

July 30, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Jubbaland in operation to liberate Buaale and Hagar

Jubbaland in operation to liberate Buaale and Hagar

  Wacaal media – Kismayu The Interim Administration of Jubbaland is currently in heightened military activity in Lower Jubba’s Dhoobley and Af-madoow districts with reports indicating that the state is to launch an offensive to liberate two key towns from Al-shabaab militants. A senior Jubbaland military official Mohamud Khaalib told […]

July 30, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Jubbaland head of State unveils conference in Kismayu

Jubbaland head of State unveils conference in Kismayu

  Wacaal media – Kismayu A three day conference has kicked off in Kismayu, headquarters of the Interim Jubbaland Administration. The conference which seeks to put final touches on the regional state’s constitution has been officially opened by head of state Ahmed Mohamed – Madoobe at the former Insurance complex […]

July 29, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Ethiopian forces withdraw from Adaado town

Ethiopian forces withdraw from Adaado town

  Wacaal media – Adaado Ethiopian forces who are part of the AMISOM mission in Somalia have withdrawn from Adaado town, Galgaduud region. The town serves as the Interim headquarters of the recently formed state of Galmudug. Sources told Wacaal media that the troops were only providing security during the […]

July 29, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AMISOM and UNSOM get extension of mandate

AMISOM and UNSOM get extension of mandate

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Members states of the UN Security Council unanimously a resolution seeking to extend the mandate of the UN’s Somali office UNSOM as well as AMISOM forces. The resolution which was tabled by the UN Secretary General Bank Ki Moon see the two bodies get a […]

July 29, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Two Al-shabab militants executed in Bulagadud

Two Al-shabab militants executed in Bulagadud

  Wacaal media – Kismayu The Interim Administration of Jubbaland’s army yesterday in the after executed two members of Al-shabaab after they were arrested on allegation of spying for the militants in Buulagaduud. The two were arrested from a local hotel with sources saying they were known members of the […]

July 29, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Faroole accuses Federal government of trashing constitution, causing friction among local administrations

Faroole accuses Federal government of trashing constitution, causing friction among local administrations

  Wacaal media – Hargeisa The former head of state of Puntland Abdirahman Faroole has accused the federal government of fueling political crisis in the country by trashing the constitution. “We can only lead our people to prosperity through the constition, if we by-pass the same, I think we are […]

July 29, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

REVEALED: The man behind Jazeera hotel bombing

REVEALED: The man behind Jazeera hotel bombing

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The National Intelligence and Security Agency – NISA has released preliminary reports on Sunday’s deadly attack on Jazeera palace hote in the city of Mogadishu. The agency disclosed foreign detectives were spearheading investigations in to the incident adding that the culprit was identified as a […]

July 28, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Bu’aale: Al-shabaab executes man in the public

Bu’aale: Al-shabaab executes man in the public

  Wacaal media – Bu’aale Somali militants Al-shabaab killed a man in the public on Sunday afternoon in Bu’aale town, eye witnesses told Wacaal media. The slain was identified as Samow Mohamed and was executed for allegedly killing another man in the town, identified as Ali Ibrahim Osman. Local residents, […]

July 28, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

National conference set to open in Mogadishu

National conference set to open in Mogadishu

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu A national conference is set to be held in Mogadishu on Wednesday, bringing together the country’s semi-autonomous states, the federal government and the international community to discuss development strides the country was making as well as the Vision 2016. Confirming the matter to the local […]

July 28, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

President Hassan Sheikh leaves Kismayu amid unresolved stand-off

President Hassan Sheikh leaves Kismayu amid unresolved stand-off

  Wacaal media – Kismayu President of the Federal republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has concluded his one day tour of Kismayu, headquareters of the Interim Jubbaland Administration. The president held closed door talks with his host Ahmed Madobe and senior Jubbaland Administration officials. Boths sides were reluctant to […]

July 27, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AMISOM and Government forces battle Al-shabaab between Garbaharey and Baardheere

AMISOM and Government forces battle Al-shabaab between Garbaharey and Baardheere

  Wacaal media – Baardheere News reaching Wacaal media indicates that AMISOM and Government forces are for the second day battling it out with Al-shabaab militants between Garbaharey and Baardheere. The gun battle begun from Are-ase town which was a base to the Somali National Army as well as Ethiopian […]

July 27, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somali government condemns Jazeera attack

Somali government condemns Jazeera attack

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The federal government of Somalia has condemned yesterday’s attack on hotel Jazeera in the capital Mogadishu. Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke termed it inhuman saying it was meant to destroy the gains made by the country in its reconstruction efforts. Sharmarke said that the attack […]

July 27, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Death toll rises in Jazeera hotel attack

Death toll rises in Jazeera hotel attack

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The death toll from yesterday’s Jazeera attack has risen after four people out of the 25 that were injured succumbed to their injuries. Director of Madina hospital Mohamed Yussuf said that up to 25 injuries were brought to the hospital immediately after the attack but […]

July 27, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Al-shabaab claims responsibility for the killing of MP Abdullahi Bantu

Al-shabaab claims responsibility for the killing of MP Abdullahi Bantu

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Al-shabaab militants have said that they were behind yesterday’s killing of Somali Member of Parliament Abdullahi Hussein Mohamud alias Bantuu which occurred in Wadajir district, Mogadishu. The group’s military operations director Sheikh Abdiaziz Abu Musab made the claims on Pro militants’ media. The slain MP […]

July 26, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

President Hassan Sheikh arrives in Kismayu

President Hassan Sheikh arrives in Kismayu

  Wacaal media – Kismayu President of the Federal republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has today arrived in Kismayu. On arrival, the President was received by top Jubbaland officials led by Head of State Ahmed Madoobe. The visit is aimed at convincing Jubbaland to attend a meeting scheduled for […]

July 26, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Government forces accused of robbery and rape along Afgooye – Walanwey road.

Government forces accused of robbery and rape along Afgooye – Walanwey road.

  Wacaal media – Afgooye Residents of Afgooye town have decried alleged harassment by government forces that erected road blocks and checkpoints along the road leading to the town. Speaking to the local media, drivers of public services vehicles said the forces engage in inhuman activities such as robbing travelers […]

July 26, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AMISOM and government forces take over new settlements in Baay region

AMISOM and government forces take over new settlements in Baay region

  Wacaal media – Buurhakaba The combined forces of government and AMISOM have taken over several key towns in Baay region that were previously in the hands of Al-shabaab militants. This comes as operation ‘Jubba corridor’ gains momentum resulting in huge success on the side of the combined forces with […]

July 26, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Two die as blast rocks Moqokori town

Two die as blast rocks Moqokori town

  Wacaal media – Hiiraan Two people lost their lives and several others sustained injuries in a huge blast that has last night rocked Moqokori town in Hiiraan region. The injured were rushed to the local hospital and no one has so far claimed responsibility for the attack although Al-shabaab […]

July 26, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Kenyan President publicly differs with Obama on gay rights

Kenyan President publicly differs  with Obama on gay rights

  Wacaal media – Nairobi President Uhuru Kenyatta has brushed aside debates over gay rights issues saying it was not a priority for Kenyans. Answering a question from journalists on the issue when the two leaders held a press conference after bilateral talks between the two countries, Uhuru said that […]

July 25, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

10 civilians die in Dalandoole as Ethiopian warplanes hit road block mounted by Al-shabaab.

10 civilians die in Dalandoole as Ethiopian warplanes hit road block mounted by Al-shabaab.

  Wacaal media – Buurhakaba Ethiopian warplanes today killed several civilians in Dalandoole near Buurhakaba district in Baay region. Confirming the incident to the local media, Deputy District commissioner of Buurhakaba in charge of security Hussein Maankalow said that up to 10 people were killed in the shelling by the […]

July 25, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Army officer kills wife in Jowhar, Middle Shabelle region

Army officer kills wife in Jowhar, Middle Shabelle region

  Wacaal media – Jowhar A member of the Somali National Army has last night shot dead his pregnant wife in Jowhar, middle shabelle region. The officer identified as Mohamed Ali Juungal sprayed his wife Fatuma Abdullahi with bullets in their family home in Jowhar. Fatuma was a miraa trade […]

July 25, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

An official in office of the Prime Minister of Somalia gunned down in Mogadishu

An official in office of the Prime Minister of Somalia gunned down in Mogadishu

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Armed gunmen today killed a senior official in the office of the Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke in Dharkanley district in the capital Mogadishu. The slain officer was identified as Said Ali Salah. His vehicle was sprayed with bullets as it cruised at Maalin Nur […]

July 25, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Bakool residents assured of Al-shabaab free region

Bakool residents assured of Al-shabaab free region

  Wacaal media – Hudur Residents of Bakool region have a reason to smile after the local administration said that the region will soon be cleared of Al-shabaab and its remnants. Speaking to the local press in Hudur district, Deputy regional commissioner of Bakool Mr. Abdullahi Ahmed Nur said that […]

July 24, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Two dies as forces allied to Galmudug and Ahlusunna battle it out in Abudwaq

Two dies as forces allied to Galmudug and Ahlusunna battle it out in Abudwaq

    Wacaal media – Abudwaq Two people lost their lives as several others sustained injuries after forces allied to Galmudug state were involved in a gun battle with forces allied to Ahlusunna in Abudwaq town of Galgaduud region. The conflict came after the forces allied to Galmudug state were […]

July 24, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Al-shabaab amnesty still stands, says Somali President as he welcomes capture of key towns

Al-shabaab amnesty still stands, says Somali President as he welcomes capture of key towns

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The combined forces of AMISOM and government were given a pat in the back following the capture of key towns in the latest rounds of offensives against Al-shabaab militants. Speaking in Mogadishu, President of the Federal government Hassan Sheikh Mohamud welcomed the latest development and […]

July 24, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

IGAD promises to reconcile Puntland and Ahlusunna with Galmudug state

IGAD promises to reconcile Puntland and Ahlusunna with Galmudug state

  Wacaal media – Adaado The regional body IGAD has said that it will spearhead efforts to reconcile Galmadug and Puntland states after the later raised a lot of concerns on the formation of Somalia’s latest state. Speaking in Adaado on Thursday, the regional Body’s special envoy to Somalia Mohamed […]

July 24, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Breaking: Diinsoor falls days after Baardheere capture

Breaking: Diinsoor falls days after Baardheere capture

  Wacaal media – Diinsoor Al-shabaab militants last night withdrew from Diinsor town in Baay region eight years after calling the shots in the area allowing the combined forces of AMISOM and government. The militants fled after the advancing government and AMISOM forces docked at the final entry point to […]

July 24, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Combined forces impose curfew on Baardheere a day after they captured town

Combined forces impose curfew on Baardheere a day after they captured town

  Wacaal media – Baardheere AMISOM in inconjuction with the Somali National Army have imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on Baardheere a day after they liberated the town from Al-shabaab rule. A senior commander of the Somali forces Col. Abbass Ibrahim Gurey told Wacaal media that the move was […]

July 23, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

We killed 24 militants in Baardheere offensive, says Kenya

We killed 24 militants in Baardheere offensive, says Kenya

  Wacaal media – Baardheere Kenyan forces gave updates on the offensive that dislodged Al-shabaabed militants from Baardheer town in Gedo region. In a statement, Kenyan defense forces spokesman Col. David Obonyo said that they have killed up to 24 members of Al-shabaab in Baardheere and its outskirts such as […]

July 23, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Jubbaland forces set launch offensive on Haregeisa Yarey town of Lower Jubba region

Jubbaland forces set launch offensive on Haregeisa Yarey town of Lower Jubba region

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Jubbaland forces have this morning embarked on a journey to free Hargeisa-yarey town from the rule of Al-shabaab militants. Confirming the impending offensive to Wacaal media, Abdirashid Adan Libaah, a commander of IJA forces who left Afmadoow today, said that they will not rest until […]

July 23, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Confusion as combined forces claim victory for Baardheere capture, each on their own.

Confusion as combined forces claim victory for Baardheere capture, each on their own.

  Wacaal media – Baardheere A day after Baardhere town was liberated by combined forces of AMISOM, Somali National Army, Jubbbaland forces and Ahlusunna fighters, confusion has reigned the air after each of the concerned parties claimed victory on their own without acknowledged the role of the rest. Wacaal medi’a […]

July 23, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Ethiopian forces accused of killing civilians in Bakool region

Ethiopian forces accused of killing civilians in Bakool region

  Wacaal media – Hudur Ethiopian forces who are part of the AMISOM mission have killed many civilians in Bakool region, local elders have said. Speaking to the media in Hudur, the elders accused the Ethiopians who crossed in to Somalia of killing up to 50 people including women and […]

July 23, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Unmarried men in Hargeisa stage protests over hiked dowry and bride prices

Unmarried men in Hargeisa stage protests over hiked dowry and bride prices

  Wacaal media – Hargeisa Unmarried men in Hargeisa yesterday converged at Hotel Mansur in the city to protest at the increased cost of marriage, dowry and pride price payments. Waving placards inscribed with ‘STILL I AM SINGLE’ the ‘doobs’ (as unmarried men are reffered to in the area) the […]

July 23, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Breaking: At last, AMISOM and government forces take over Baardheere as militants flee

Breaking: At last, AMISOM and government forces take over Baardheere as militants flee

  Wacaal Media – Baardheere News just in at Wacaal media indicate that the Gedo town of Baardhere has fallen in to the hands of the combined forces of government and AMISOM. Sources told us that the combined forces tookover the town without firing a single shot after Al-shabaab militants […]

July 22, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Suspected Al-shabaab gunmen kill traditional elder in Baardheere moments before militants lost control of the town.

Suspected Al-shabaab gunmen kill traditional elder in Baardheere moments before militants lost control of the town.

  Wacaal media – Baardheere Suspected members of Al-shabaab gunned down a traditional elder in Bardheere hours before the militants fled the town allowing AMISOM and government forces a takeover without firing a single shot. Eyewitnesses told locla media that the elder was stopped by three youthful men, interrogated and […]

July 22, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Gulleid to be officially crowned as Galmudug head of state in a ceremony to be held in Adaado tommorow

Gulleid to be officially crowned as Galmudug head of state in a ceremony to be held in Adaado tommorow

  Wacaal media – Adaado Galmudug state’s newly elected Abdikarim Hussein Gulleid and his deputy will officially be crowned at a colorful ceremony slated for tommorrow in Adaado, Wacaal media has learnt. High ranking Federal and regional government officials will grace the ceremony which will see Guuled and Arabey officially […]

July 22, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AMISOM denies killing civilians in Marko

AMISOM denies killing civilians in Marko

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu AMISOM has distanced itself from claims that its forces killed up to 24 civilians in Marko town as reported by the media yesterday. In a statement, the African body says its forces Lower Shabeele region did not commit any extra judicial killings dismissing the claims […]

July 22, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Government and AMISOM forces take control of Juungal ahead of Baardheere offensive

Government and AMISOM forces take control of Juungal ahead of Baardheere offensive

  Wacaal media – Juungal Latest reports we are getting Juungal indicate that government and AMISOM forces have taken full control of the town after launching a successful offensive yesterday afternoon. The town which lies 35km western Baardheere is a key entry point and a major morale booster for the […]

July 22, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Marko residents take to the streets after AMISOM forces kill up to 16 civilians in the area.

Marko residents take to the streets after AMISOM forces kill up to 16 civilians in the area.

  Wacaal media – Marko Residents of Marko town in district in Lower Shabelle poured in to the streets in large numbers in protest of the killing of 16 of their own by Burundian forces who form part AMISOM. Confirming the killings to Wacaal media, former Marko District Commissioner Mohamed […]

July 21, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Galmudug states denies Abudwaq capture by Ahlusunna

Galmudug states denies Abudwaq capture by Ahlusunna

  Wacaal media – Abudwaq The administration of Galmudug state has denied claims that Ahlusunna has taken control of Abudwaq district after reports to that effect emerged. Speaking in an interview with the VOA’s Somali service, Galmudug Vice president Mohamed Abdi Arabey who hails from the district trashed the claims […]

July 21, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Guleed and IGAD delegation expected in Dhuusamareeb today as they seek to resolve Ahlusunna standoff

Guleed and IGAD delegation expected in Dhuusamareeb today as they seek to resolve Ahlusunna standoff

  Wacaal media – Dhuusamareeb Exclusive reports reaching Wacaal media indicate that a high level delegation led by Galmudug head of state Abdikarim Guleed is expected in the town today. Guleed will be accompanied by senior IGAD officials and preparation are already underway in Dhuusamareeb ahead of the visit by […]

July 21, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Tense situation builds up in Abudwaq following Ahlusunna – Galmudug face off

Tense situation builds up in Abudwaq following Ahlusunna – Galmudug face off

  Wacaal media – Abudwaq Uneasy calm has prevailed overnight in Abudwaq town after forces allied to Ahlusuna and Galmudug state nearly squared it off in the area. The standoff came after local militia allied to Ahlusunna took over the local police station as well as the local administration offices. […]

July 21, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AMISOM and Government forces run over Al-shabaab in Ceel-cillan as battle to liberate Baardheere gains momentum

AMISOM and Government forces run over Al-shabaab in Ceel-cillan as battle to liberate Baardheere gains momentum

  Wacaal media – Baardheere Thousands of people are fleeing Baardheere town after the combined forces of AMISOM and Government forces squared it off with Al-shabaab in the outskirts of the town which they are seeking to liberate from the militants. The combined forces met resistance from the militants who […]

July 21, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Government and AMISOM forces capture key entry point as battle to liberate Diinsoor gains momentum

Government and AMISOM forces capture key entry point as battle to liberate Diinsoor gains momentum

Wacaal media – Baidoa South West Somalia’s state forces assisted by their AMISOM colleagues earlier today fully took over Raamo-adey location, 40KM to Diinsor. The forces left Dharqo town on their way to Diinsor and met no resistance as took over Raamo-adey which is an entry point to Diinsor, a […]

July 20, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Ethiopia deploys helicopters to assist ground troops in latest offensive on Al-shabaab

Ethiopia deploys helicopters to assist ground troops in latest offensive on Al-shabaab

Wacaal media – Baidoa Ethiopian war planes have carried out air raids on several areas that are believed to be active bases in Bay region, Wacaal media has learnt. Up to 6 helicopters  deployed by Ethiopia to support grounds troop currently positioned less than 70km from Alshabab headquarters Dinsoor were […]

July 20, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AMISOM captures several towns in Baay region from Al-shabaab

AMISOM captures several towns in Baay region from Al-shabaab

Wacaal media – Mogadishu AMISOM forces have taken control of several towns in Baay region from Al-shabaab after launching succesful offensives in the past few days. Confirming the latest success recorded by the AU forces, AMISOM said on its twitter that they have taken over Makoon, Dharqo, Iidaale, Shabeelow and […]

July 20, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Kenya will not halt Somalia flights as reported, official says

Kenya will not halt Somalia flights as reported, official says

Wacaal media – Nairobi All flights to and from Somalia will not be halted as earlier reported, we can now reveal. A Kenyan official who spoke to Wacaal media on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press said that contrary to reports carried in […]

July 20, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AMISOM forces intensify operation against Al-shabaab in Bay, Gedo and South West Somalia

AMISOM forces intensify operation against Al-shabaab in Bay, Gedo and South West Somalia

Wacaal media – Baardheere Ethiopian forces who form part of AMISOM have intensified their offensive against Somali militants Al-shabaab in Bay, Gedo and South Somalia regions. In Baay region, the forces crashed the militants in Dharqo town, 75Km southern Diinsoor after the latter ambushed them while on their way to […]

July 20, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Ahlusunna takeover areas previously under government control

Ahlusunna takeover areas previously under government control

Wacaal media – Galgaduud Ahlusunna forces in Galgaduud forcefully took over Bangeelle location after launching a bloody offensive in the area. Local forces allied to the Federal government under whose control the town was were overpowered by the Somali paramilitary group forcing them to flee. Residents told local media of […]

July 20, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Gulleid says his administration will spearhead reconciliation in Mudug and Galgaduud as he meets Mudug elders in Galkayo

Gulleid says his administration will spearhead reconciliation in Mudug and Galgaduud as he meets Mudug elders in Galkayo

Wacaal media – Galkayo The newly elected head of state of Galmudug Abdikarim Hussein Gulleid yesterday arrived in Galkayo and held talks with Mudug elders in the area. The talks revolved around kickstarting reconciliation between communities living in Mudug and Galgaduud regions who rubbed themselves the wrong way following collapse […]

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Clan militia fight over watering wells in Harar location of Harardheere district.

Clan militia fight over watering wells in Harar location of Harardheere district.

  Wacaal media – Harardheere Reports reaching us indicate that two tribal militia squared it off in Harar town in Mudug region. The conflict which bega yesterday in the after lasted up late last night but we could not establish the exact number of casualties as the situation was still […]

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Uneasy calm returns in Ufurow following takeover by Government and AMISOM forces.

Uneasy calm returns in Ufurow following takeover by Government and AMISOM forces.

  Wacaal media – Ufurow Government and AMISOM forces took over Ufurow town from Al-shabaab after launching an offensive in the area. Hussein Abdi Harun, an official of the Somali forces said that they were in control of the town which has now seen uneasy calm return. Harun added that […]

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Heavy presence of Jubbaland forces in Afmadoow as state seeks to clear Al-shabaab remnants

Heavy presence of Jubbaland forces in Afmadoow as state seeks to clear Al-shabaab remnants

Wacaal media – Kismayu Jubbaland forces have launched a ground operation in around Afmadoow district in Lower Jubba region. There is currently heavy deployment of troops in the area but no official comment was given by the Interim Jubbaland Administration. Sources however indicate that the operation is in preparation of […]

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