Somalia

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Current Operations


EUTM

EU Military Mission to Contribute to the Training of Somali Security Forces (EU)
Begin: 05/10

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AMISOM

African Union Mission in Somalia (Sonstige)
Begin: 01/07

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UNSOM

United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UN-Peacebuilding)
Begin: 06/13

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News


Beefed-up Somalia peacekeepers may renew offensive on al Shabaab (18.11.2013)

The AU force known as AMISOM will have more than 22,000 troops when the reinforcements agreed last week arrive. Brigadier Dick Olum, a Ugandan commander in charge of one of the four AMISOM sectors covering Somalia, said the extra 4,000 soldiers could tilt the military balance against al Shabaab.

UN Security Council approves boost to Somalia peacekeepers (12.11.2013)

The UN Security Council authorized an increase of more than 4,000 peacekeepers in Somalia on Tuesday so the UN-backed African force can boost its fight against al Shabaab militants who have shifted tactics and expanded their reach.

Ethiopia decides to join AMISOM force in Somalia (12.11.2013)

“Ethiopian troops will join Kenyan and Ugandan troops to make AMISOM’s peace keeping operation more secure” Ethiopia’s ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson, Ambassador Dina Mufti told Sudan Tribune.

Somalia's 'one-legged' Shebab still far from defeat (07.11.2013)

With reinforcements expected, Somali and African forces fighting Shebab extremists speak confidently of victory, but analysts warn of tough battles ahead and say that military campaigns alone will not bring peace.

Kenyan military attacks Al-Shabaab training camp in Somalia (01.11.2013)

The Kenya military spokesperson said the aerial attack is believed to have killed 300 Al-Shabaab who were in the camp.

UN mulls additional troops for Somalia (30.10.2013)

The U.N. Security Council is considering authorizing 4,000 additional troops for African Union operations in Somalia, where Somali and African forces are battling al-Shabab militants.

Somali militants mixing business and terror (30.09.2013)

The Shabab, which claimed responsibility for the deadly mall siege in Nairobi, Kenya, makes money through illegal endeavors and even employs a team of accountants.