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. General map of Somalia. Al-Shabaab spokesman Ali Mohamed Rage (Ali Dhere) indicates that his group is responsible for the killing of two MPs in Mogadishu during the week. Among these settlements are Jilib, Jamame, Buale and Sakow in the Middle Juba province, Bardere in the Gedo province, and Diinsor in the Bay province, in addition to a few smaller towns such as El-Dere in the Middle Shabelle province. As a workaround, he notes that the federal government's international partners have pledged to airlift basic supplies to the regions. Barawe is situated 150 km from Mogadishu in the Lower Shabelle province, and was the insurgent group's largest remaining bastion. 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. Local residents confirm hearing mortar shelling and gunfire during the night. Somali government forces and allied Ethiopian troops clash with Al-Shabaab insurgents in the village of Teed, situated around 30 km from Hudur. 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. The commander also asserts that the federal troops killed five of Dhere's 30 bodyguards during the raid. According to Houmed, five of the attackers were killed, with three gunned down and two blowing themselves up beside a fuel depot; the remaining three militants may have escaped. May 9 – A suicide car bomb claimed by al-Shabaab blows up at Mogadishu's traffic police headquarters killing 4, including at least 2 Somali police officers. Al-Shabaab insurgents reportedly leave the town before the joint troops enter it. Kenyan AMISOM fighter jets launch airstrikes on Al-Shabaab bases near the Jilib district in Middle Juba. Entire History of the Somali Civil-War [Timeline ] Thread starter waranlee; Start date Jul 6, 2017; Prev. With the Somali Civil war intensifying, the leaders of the Somali National Movement, one of the main parties against the Said Barre dictatorship, declared independence from Somalia. TimeLine. Secondary protagonists were Mohammed Said Hersi Morgan and Ahmed Omar Jess. Somali national security forces assisted by AMISOM troops capture Saydhelow and Labatan from Al-Shabaab. Fighting erupts as the militants attempt to resist the allied forces, who have already captured from Al-Shabaab over six main districts in the southern Bay, Bakool, Gedo and Hiran regions. Mohamed Hussein, prison guards manage to repel the attack, killing all of the attackers. He also indicates that government forces will establish new army bases in the region so as to fortify local security. Al-Shabaab militants launch a midnight attack on Somali military and AMISOM troop bases in Janale, situated a few kilometers from Qoryoley. According to Qoryooley Mayor Abdishakur Adan Dhegay, Somali Federal Government forces repel an attack by Al-Shabaab militants in Qoryoley. The air strike came after AMISOM received intelligence regarding the location of Ahmed Godane, who left the meeting a mere thirty minutes before the attack. 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. June 25 – An attack by gunmen on a hotel in Mogadishu sees at least 15 deaths, 25 injuries and an unknown number of hostages taken by al-Shabaab. Abdullahi Dalas, a well-known militant Al Shabaab officer in the Juba region, surrenders himself to the. He also indicates that the allied forces seized several armed vehicles from the militants. He adds that they are now in full control of the town, and that casualties include two soldiers and many insurgents. 6 political interest. On January 9, the Kenyan Defense Force launched three air strikes from an F-5 jet at an Al-Shabaab gathering in Gedo province. May 2 – The first British troops are deployed in Somalia to help combat al-Shabaab as part of a UN mission. The area is situated around 45 km from the Wajid provincial district. 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. Kenyan fighter jets also launch airstrikes during the raid, though the number of casualties is uncertain. Somali government forces assisted by AMISOM troops capture Eyn from Al-Shabaab. Somali government forces assisted by AMISOM soldiers begin a military offensive against Al-Shabaab insurgents in the Middle Shabelle province. In Kuday, the airstrike killed more than 50 insurgents. According to the province's Governor Abdukadir Nur Siidii, the raid is part of a major operation by the allied forces to secure the area. Somali government forces assisted by AMISOM troops seize new areas in the Galgadud province from Al-Shabaab. The U.S. Department of State begins offering bounties of up to $3 million apiece for information leading to the arrest or conviction of the Al-Shabaab senior members Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir, Yasin Kilwe and Jafar. Interim Juba Administration forces and AMISOM troops seize Kuda Island from Al-Shabaab. Ugaas also indicates that the allied forces impounded vehicles and weapons belonging to the militants. Moallim also vows more raids against the militants. Kenyan AMISOM officials also indicate that they targeted Al-Shabaab hideouts and bases in the province, with airstrikes reportedly carried out. Heavily armed Al-Shabaab militants attack the Godka Jilacow prison in Mogadishu, a key interrogation center run by the National Intelligence and Security Agency. Somali government forces kill several Al-Shabaab militants during a skirmish in Galgaduud. All of the attackers are killed. The strategic town is located around 100 km north of Mogadishu, in the Middle Shabelle province. Somali government forces and AMISOM troops capture Aboreey, Moqokori, Yasooman and Muuse-geel villages in the Bulobarte district from Al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab later claims responsibility for the attack. Al-Shabaab militants attempt to breach the gated perimeter of the Villa Somalia presidential compound in Mogadishu with a car bomb. MP Abdullahi Ahmed Hussein ("Oonka") is targeted by a car bomb in Mogadishu's Hamarweyne district. The offensive is part of a martial clean-up operation prepared over the previous three days, which saw federal troops secure, Somali government forces from the Jubba region supported by AMISOM troops launch a surprise attack on an Al-Shabaab outpost in Hagar, a town situated 50 km north of. Even to this day, the first thing a Somali wants to know about another Somali is what clan does he or she belongs to. Somali government forces and AMISOM troops conduct security operations in the Mogadishu and Lower Shabelle vicinities, including the Kaxda district up to Elasha Biyaha area, Arbiska and Lafole. Jubaland President Ahmed Madobe also issues a 48-hour ultimatum to the militants to surrender. It is situated 60 km from the provincial capital Jowhar. Refer to Pre Crisis timeline to know more about Siad Barre regime. November 7 – A fight between militias in Galkayo kills 29 people and wounds 50 more. An Al-Shabaab militant wearing a suicide vest blows himself up at the. Dozens of residents flee Qoryoley, as the joint forces march towards the town. Casualty figures are uncertain. He also vows to keep targeting politicians in retaliation for bringing AMISOM to Somalia. Although the militants have reportedly severed telecommunication lines in Jilib, the allied forces are also nearing Jana Abdale. He adds that U.S. security personnel have not discerned any civilian casualties, and that they are still gauging the strike's relative impact. The allied forces reportedly move into the area after seizing Warshiikh, and encounter no resistance once they enter Raage Ceelle. According to Abdi, the militants fled the area as the allied forces approached. February 15 – A car bomb in Mogadishu kills the defence minister and injures another. Interim Jubba Administration (IJA) forces capture Biroole in the Lower Jubba region from Al-Shabaab. The offensive is part of a larger military cleanup operation dubbed. Seven militant suspects are in the process apprehended by the joint security forces. 1991. Al-Shabaab militants attack Somali national army and AMISOM positions in Gondershe. Kenyan fighter jets bombard an Al-Shabaab base in, Somali army forces backed by AMISOM troops capture. 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. Mohamed Abdi, a policeman at the adjacent airport, also reports hearing explosions. Al-Shabaab later claims responsibility for the attack. No casualties are reported during the Taraakoo raid. Somali government forces and AMISOM troops seize El-deer town in the Middle Shabelle province from Al-Shabaab. Jubaland forces are reportedly encumbered by potholes on the roads leading to the area, which were caused by torrential rains. 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. Both sides have stayed quiet over the issue and casualty numbers are unknown. Ali had previously served as the insurgent group's local police chief. The Kenya Defence Forces spokesman Emmanuel Chirchir confirms the aerial offensive over Twitter. According to witnesses, the battle lasts at least a few hours. Somali government forces launch a nighttime raid on an Al-Shabaab hideout in Mooro Gaabey, a town situated 30 km from the Bakool region's capital Hudur. Al-Shabaab militants attack Somali government forces' positions in Sabiib near the Afgooye district. 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. Casualties are reported, but the exact number is unspecified. Somali government forces and Al-Shabaab clash in Tihsile on the outskirts of Afgoye district. Security officials indicate that they have launched an investigation to identify the driver of the bomb-carrying vehicle and will announce their findings shortly. Additionally, AMISOM confirms on Twitter that the allied forces have seized the town. Somali government forces assisted by Ethiopian troops capture Hudur, the capital of the southern Bakool province, from Al-Shabaab militants. According to the insurgent group, its fighters were targeting a Christmas party inside the complex. President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud offers an extra 60-day amnesty period to all Al-Shabaab fighters who renounce the militant group and its ideology. The 2009–present phase of the Somali Civil War is concentrated in southern and central Somalia and portions of north eastern Kenya. Current situation in Somalia. According to a local resident, the gunfight began when Al-Shabaab attacked the Lower Shabelle locality. August 21 – At least 20 people are killed in a twin suicide bombing by al-Shabaab against a Puntland local government office in Galkayo. By 1988–90, the Somali Armed Forces began engaging various armed rebel groups, including the Somali Salvation Democratic Front in the northeast, the Somali National Movement in the northwest, and the United Somali Congress in the south. The village is situated 30 km west of Kismayo, the Lower Jubba province's capital. February 28 – At least 30 people are killed by al-Shabaab militants who bombed a restaurant near the town of Baidoa. In search of illegal weapons, the allied forces raid a house belonging to faction leader and former Wadajir District Commissioner Ahmed Hassan Addow "Daaci". Additionally, roads leading to the airport have been sealed. Somali government forces and Ethiopian AMISOM soldiers capture El Buur in the Galguduud region. 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. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby indicates that they are still assessing the raid's impact. January. Additionally, Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed and Speaker of Parliament. Local reports also indicate that some of the militant group's commanders were in the area during the bombardment. Heavy gunfire ensues, and at least four people are killed. Somali National Army soldiers and AMISOM troops launch a morning raid on Ceel-Waare and Dhabadey, two towns situated about 18 km from Buloburte on the main road from Beledweyne. Over the nearly 30 years of conflict, the war has claimed upwards of 500,000 lives, according to estimates from the Associated Press and Africa News in 2007. Somali forces arrest a suspect. The decision came after Atom had over the summer defected from and renounced his allegiance with the militant group. Al-Shabaab immediately claims responsibility for the assault through an official statement published on its jihadi websites. Somali government forces and AMISOM troops attack Al-Shabaab bases in the Lower Shabelle region. 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. Al-Shabaab do not issue a statement on the raid. Before daybreak, the government troops backed by African Union forces secure the towns, and repel the Al-Shabaab fighters from the area following a fierce counter-attack. The village is situated 36 km northeast of Buloburde in the Hiran province. The United Nations Security Council committee on Somalia removes former Al-Shabaab affiliate Mohamed Said Atom from its 1844 sanctions list. 10 Facts about the Somali Civil War . He also encourages local residents to help as best they can in the security efforts, and indicates that the allied forces will soon march toward the remaining areas in the region that are held by the insurgent group. Somali government forces and AMISOM troops fight against Al-Shabaab militants in Xero-2-aad, situated around 3 km from Qoryoley in the Lower Shabelle region. October 6 – At least 6 people are killed in an al-Shabaab attack in neighboring Kenya's. 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. AMISOM spokesman Col. Ali Aden Houmed indicates that at least eight militants entered the area. Internet Service Providers were given 15 days to terminate their service and warned of sanctions if they did not comply. 1; 2; 3; Next. The provincial capital of Bardhere is the militant group's last local bastion. This is a 2017 timeline of events in the Somali Civil War (2009–present). 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 situation in the town is reportedly calm by the afternoon. According to Yusuf, Baraxow subsequently resisted arrest, engaging the security forces in a gunfight during which he was killed. Kenyan warplanes launch airstrikes in some Lower Juba localities, including Kuda Island. Somali government officials announce that Somali military forces assisted by AMISOM troops have captured Barawe from Al-Shabaab. 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. Al-Shabaab militants traveling in a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) attempt to trespass the entrance to the parliamentary compound in Mogadishu. General map of Somalia. Additionally, Benadir administration spokesman Ali Seeko urges residents to cooperate with the policing agencies in order to maintain security. Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff General Abdirisak therein provides a military campaign map and indicates that the mission focused on coastal areas where Al-Shabaab still had a foothold. Somali government forces clash with Al-Shabaab insurgents at a security checkpoint in Maya Fulka. 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. Northern Somalia challenges Siad Barre's authority. According to Somali police Capt. Casualties include four wounded and seven dead individuals. The attack was intended to kill Al-Shabaab's leader, Ahmed Godane, and killed 57 militants (including 6 key commanders), wounded 120 more, and destroyed eight vehicles used by the militant group. 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. Additionally, he indicates that similar operations are underway to secure the Marka-Mogadishu route. General map of Somalia. Somali National Army forces assisted by AMISOM troops seize Maryan-Gubaay village, situated around 60 km from Barawe in Lower Shabelle. 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. According to the Somali military spokesman Mohamed Kariye Roble, the village was a main base for the insurgent group, serving as both a springboard from which it would launch attacks and a supply storage area. Somalia conflict timeline March 15, 2010 Since the fall of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991, the Somali population has been subjected to decades of brutal inter-clan and warlord violence combined with frequent droughts and economic crises. The government soldiers eventually manage to capture the town. The insurgent group had seized control of the town about a year earlier, following a surprise withdrawal by Ethiopian troops. The capture reportedly further prevents Al-Shabaab from entering, exiting and re-arming themselves through seaport access. January 2 – A popular restaurant in Mogadishu is attacked by a suicide bomber, killing 4 people including himself. At the end of the day, government troops took control of the towns from insurgent forces. Next Last. A Somali intelligence officer indicates that senior Al-Shabaab commander Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi has surrendered to local police in the southwestern Gedo province. No casualties are reported. Former secretary of the Banadir regional administration Abdikafi Hilowle Osman is killed in a suicide bombing after an explosive-laden car strikes his minivan at the KM4 junction in Mogadishu. 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. This is a 2014 timeline of events in the Somali Civil War (2009–present). According to local residents, Al-Shabaab militants recapture Kudhaa Island (Kuda Island) from Jubaland forces and AMISOM troops. January 25 – At least 28 people are killed in an al-Shabaab attack on a hotel in Mogadishu. 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. The compound also serves as an office for local UN operations, with the airport and British and Italian embassies situated nearby. 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