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


Somalia aims to expel Islamist rebels from strongholds in 2014 (19.02.2014)

A military offensive led by an expanded African peacekeeping force aims to drive Somali Islamist rebels out of their remaining strongholds by the end of 2014, the Somali prime minister said on Wednesday. … The UN agreed in November to expand the AMISOM peacekeeping force by some 4,500 troops to...

UN monitors warn of 'systematic' Somali arms diversion (13.02.2014)

A confidential UN monitors' report warns of "systematic abuses" by Somalia's government, which the monitors say has allowed the diversion of weapons that Somali authorities purchased after the UN Security Council eased an arms embargo on Mogadishu last year.

Somali President: AMISOM operations against Al-Shabab to begin soon (29.01.2014)

Speaking in Addis Ababa Wednesday, ahead of an AU summit, the president said the government is moving forward with plans for major operations against al-Shabab.

Sources: US drone strike nearly hits al-Shabab leader (29.01.2014)

The Pentagon on Wednesday said its analysts are still assessing the results of what a spokesman called "a coordinated operation" in southern Somalia.

Somalia’s Al-Shabaab threatens retaliation as Ethiopian troops join AMISOM (26.01.2014)

Al-Qaida allied Somalia’s insurgent group, Al-Shabaab on Saturday vowed to carry out a new wave of attacks against foreign peacekeeping forces. The warning comes after Ethiopian troops officially joined the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) under United Nations Security Council...

Ethiopian troops join African force in Somalia (22.01.2014)

Ethiopia's contribution of three battalions takes the AU force to the 22,000-strong level mandated by the UN Security Council, who last year boosted the authorised force by a third.

US deploys small military team to Somalia (14.01.2014)

The United States has deployed a small team of military advisers to Somalia for the first time in more than 20 years. … The advisers will work with the African Union Mission In Somalia to help the Somali military plan and coordinate operations against the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab.