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2014-07-26 Al-Shabab Commanders Killed Near Mogadishu
[VOA]African Union security forces say they killed two senior al-Shabab commanders during a joint operation with Somali troops in a region north of Mogadishu.

2014-07-26 Business Booms in Mogadishu As Eid-Ul-Fitr Draws Nearer
[Dalsan Radio]Boost in business is being felt in the markets of Mogadishu as it is just days before the celebrations of Eid-ul-Firt.

2014-07-25 Four Al-Shabaab Militants Killed, Three Captured Near Bulo Burde
[Sabahi]Four al-Shabaab militants were killed after clashes with residents in Sagal-ged village near Bulo Burde, Radio Bar-Kulan reported Wednesday (July 23rd).

2014-07-25 Somalis Incensed By the Murder of Singer, Lawmaker Saado Ali Warsame
[Sabahi]Mogadishu -As the body of slain singer and Somali lawmaker Saado Ali Warsame was laid to rest Thursday (July 24th) at the Madina Hospital graveyard in Mogadishu, Somalis are speaking out about the tragic loss of such a cultural icon at the hands of al-Shabaab gunmen.

2014-07-25 Somali Military Court Executes Four Al-Shabaab Members
[Sabahi]The Somali military court on Thursday (July 24th) executed four al-Shabaab members in Mogadishu accused of carrying out explosions and killing a government soldier, government-run Radio Mogadishu reported.

2014-07-25 UN Envoy Meets With Ija Officials
[Sabahi]United Nations Deputy Special Representative to Somalia Fatiha Serour held talks with officials from the Interim Jubba Administration (IJA) in Kismayo Wednesday (July 23rd) on key national security and humanitarian issues, Radio Bar-Kulan reported.

2014-07-24 Lawmaker and Singer Saado Ali Warsame Assassinated
[Sabahi]Prominent Somali singer-songwriter and lawmaker Saado Ali Warsame was assassinated Wednesday (July 23rd) in a drive-by shooting in Mogadishu.

2014-07-25 Famous Somali Singer and MP Assassinated in Mogadishu
[Ethiopia Government]The Acting Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Lydia Wanyoto Mutende has strongly condemned the assassination of well-known Member of Parliament and singer Saado Ali Warsame in Mogadishu on Wednesday (July 23). Mrs Warsame and her driver were shot and killed by heavily armed gunmen in front of the hotel where she resided..

2014-07-24 Al-Shebab Murders Somali Woman MP
[RFI]Somalia's armed Islamists al-Shebab have shot and killed a female Somali lawmaker on Wednesday in Mogadishu. Sado Ali Warsameh was the second Somali MP killed in less than a month, police and members of the lawmakers said.

2014-07-24 Shabab Claims Assassination of MP Warsame
[Deutsche Welle]A member of Somalia's parliament famous for the political and patriotic songs she sang for decades has been assassinated in Mogadishu. The Islamist group al Shabab has claimed responsibility.

2014-07-25 Fighting and Explosion Occur in Mogadishu
[Shabelle]Heavy clashes broke out between Somali Government forces and Al Shabaab militants in Mogadishu's Arafat and Eymiska neighborhoods of Yaqshid distract. The deadly battle occurred after Al Qeada linked Al Shabaab militants launched a surprise attacks against on bases manned by Somali Government forces in Yaqshid district.

2014-07-25 Al Shabaab Ambushes Interim Juba Forces in Afmadow
[Shabelle]Al Qeada inspired Al Shabaab militants in Somalia has fought against interim Juba administration forces in Shabaax locality of lower Juba region in southern Somalia.

2014-07-25 Nigeria Beats Iraq, Somalia in Terror Casualties - Report
[Daily Trust]Nigeria has surpassed terror-ridden countries like Somalia, Iraq, making it the country with the highest casualty rate from terrorism -related attacks, a UK-based risk consultancy Maplecroft said yesterday in a report.

2014-07-25 Attorney General Replaced
[Dalsan Radio]The speaker of the Somali Federal Government, Ridwan Haji Abdiwali announced that the Somali AG, Abdikadir Mohamed Muse was replaced with a new AG, Ahmed Ali Dahir by the cabinet.

2014-07-25 Middle Shabelle Region - Radio Jowhar Given 24 Hour Ultimatum to Vacate Its Premises
[Dalsan Radio]The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is deeply concerned about the decision of the Middle Shabelle Governor to evict Radio Jowhar from its premises within24 hours, a decision deemed as unfair, leaving the only radio station in the region to close and calls for the decision to be reversed and urged the Somali Ministry of Information of the Federal government of Somalia to make an urgent intervention into the matter.

2014-07-25 Somali Americans Want U.S. Department of State to Probe the Killing of Saado Ali
[Dalsan Radio]Somali Americans in Minneapolis request the US Department of State to fully investigate the killing of Saado Ali who used to live in Minnesota in the past as an American Citizen of Somali origin.

2014-07-25 MP Claims Government Failed in the Security of the Country
[Dalsan Radio]MP Abdullahi Mohamed Hassan said the government is not willing to make a positive change in the security of Mogadishu.

2014-07-25 Qoryoley Markey Burnt and Alshabaab Blamed for This
[Dalsan Radio]Reports from Lower Shabelle especially from Qoryoley town say fire started at Qoryoley market.

2014-07-25 Casualty Figures From Abudwaq's Fighting Rise
[Dalsan Radio]Casualty figures increased at Abudwaq following the fighting that took place there between two clans yesterday.

2014-07-25 Al Masal High School Qualifies for the Final of Dalsan Quiz
[Dalsan Radio]In the final, the schools that are taking part are Jabuti, Mujamac and Al Masal. The quiz was organized by CCA, Dalsan Radio, Nationlink and Cente for Education.

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