Somalia forces, Shebab in fierce fight over strategic island

Somalia`s al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab rebels on Saturday launched a major offensive against a strategic island in the south of the country, causing heavy casualties, witnesses said.

Death of Somalia`s Shebab chief in US strike a `very strong probability`: Security sources

The death of the leader of Somalia`s al Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels in a US air strike is a "very strong probability" but still unconfirmed, security sources told AFP Wednesday.

Nine attackers killed in assault on Somalia presidential palace: Official

An attack by Shebab rebels against Somalia`s presidential palace has ended with at least nine of the attackers killed, a security official told AFP.

Somalia`s presidential palace attacked by Islamist Shabab: Police

Somalia`s Islamist Shabab rebels launched a major bomb attack and armed assault against the country`s presidential palace late Tuesday, penetrating the heavily-fortified complex and fighting a major gunbattle with security guards.

Shebab claim new attack in Kenya, police say at least 10 dead

At least 10 people have been killed in a new overnight attack near Kenya`s coast, police said Tuesday, with Somalia`s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels claiming responsibility.

Somali Parliament under attack by Shebab rebels

Somalia`s Shebab rebels launched a major attack on the national Parliament on Saturday, setting off a car bomb and penetrating the building with suicide commandos, police and witnesses said.

Five killed in Somalia bombing: Police

At least five people were killed Monday in a huge explosion targeting a senior official in the southern Somali town of Baidoa, police said.

3 dead, several injured in twin attacks in Mombasa: officials

At least three people were killed and several others injured today in twin attacks in Kenya`s port city of Mombasa, officials said.

Ethiopian troops join African force in Somalia

Ethiopian troops in Somalia on Wednesday formally joined the UN-backed African Union force amid efforts to boost operations against al Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, officials said.

Kenya says 30 Shebab rebels killed in Somalia air strike

Kenya said Friday it had killed at least 30 Shebab rebels including top commanders in an air strike on a training camp in Somalia.

Somali government offers amnesty to Shebab rebels

Islamist Shebab fighters made a surprise withdrawal from the
famine-struck capital.

Attack on Somali presidency kills 14

Somalia`s Shebab rebels attacked the presidential palace in Mogadishu.