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


Somali warlords fight over key southern port (27.06.2013)

At least seven people have been killed in the latest fighting between rival Somali warlords battling for control of the southern port city of Kismayo, witnesses said Thursday. … Several rival factions claim ownership of Kismayo, a former stronghold of the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, where Kenyan troops...

Al-Shabab leader 'captured' in Somalia (26.06.2013)

Somali officials say they have captured a leading al-Shabab commander designated a terrorist by the United States. The new development underscores a growing rift within the group.

Al Shabaab dispute turns violent, factions emerge (21.06.2013)

Al Shabaab armed group fighting to topple Somalia's federal government and its domestic allies has been engaged in an internal dispute in recent months and on June 19, Al Shabaab factions engaged in a deadly confrontation in the ancient port town of Barawe in southern Somalia, Garowe Online reports.

UN condemns 'despicable' al-Shabab attack in Somalia (20.06.2013)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed outrage over a "despicable" attack by Islamists on a UN office in Somalia which killed 15 people. … The attackers detonated a car bomb outside the UN mission in the capital Mogadishu, then engaged security forces in a fierce gun-battle. … This is the...

UN envoy sizes up Somalia challenges (12.06.2013)

New special representative sees restoring peace in the country's southern city of Kismayo as key mission.

Somali al-Shabab leader Abdikafi Mohamed Ali 'captured' (05.06.2013)

The head of the Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Somalia's north-eastern region of Puntland has been captured, an official has told the BBC. … Abdikafi Mohamed Ali was the head of operations for al-Shabab in Puntland.

UN envoy pledges support to people, Government of Somalia as new political mission opens (03.06.2013)

The head of the new United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) today pledged to support the Government and the people of the country in their quest for security and prosperity, as he arrived in the country’s capital for the Mission’s start of operations. … As part of its mandate, UNSOM...