Somali Civil War
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. By 1988–90, the Somali Armed Forces began engaging various ar...
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October 3-Never Before Seen Video Of Black Hawk Down Emerges
Two Black Hawk helicopters were shot out of the sky in Somalia exactly 23 years ago in the Battle of Mogadishu, leading to the deaths of 18 Americans and thousands of Somalis.
U.S. Says Strike Kills 150 Al-Shabab Fighters In Somalia
The United States has carried out an air strike in Somalia, killing more than 150 fighters with the al Qaeda-linked Islamist group al-Shabab, following U.S. intelligence on preparations for a large-sc...
Al-Shabaab threatens malls, including some in U.S.; FBI downplays threat
Terror group Al-Shabaab has released a video calling for attacks on shopping malls in Canada, the UK and the U.S.
Somali capital Mogadishu hit by double explosions at hotel
Some 20 people, including senior officials, are killed in an al-Shabab attack during Friday prayers in the Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses say.
Somali Revolution (1986-1991)
The Somali Rebellion started in 1986 when Siad Barre began attacking clan-based dissident groups opposed to his rule with his special forces, the "Red Berets" (Duub Cas). The dissidents had been gaini...
Somali Revolution (1986-1991) - Wikipedia
UNOSOM I
United Nations Operation in Somalia I (UNOSOM I) was the first part of a United Nations (UN) sponsored effort to provide, facilitate, and secure humanitarian relief in Somalia, as well as to monitor t...
UNITAF
The Unified Task Force (UNITAF) was a US-led, United Nations-sanctioned multinational force which operated in Somalia between 5 December 1992 – 4 May 1993. A United States initiative (code-named Opera...
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UNOSOM II
United Nations Operation in Somalia II (UNOSOM II) was the second phase of the United Nations intervention in Somalia, from March 1993 until March 1995.UNOSOM II carried on from the United States-cont...
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Puntland
Puntland (Somali: Buntlaand, Arabic: أرض البنط‎ ), officially the Puntland State of Somalia (Somali: Dowlad Goboleedka Buntlaand ee Soomaal...
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Somaliland
Somaliland (Somali: Somaliland, Arabic: صوماليلاند‎ Ṣūmālīlānd or أرض الصومال Arḍ aṣ-Ṣūmāl) is a self-declared independent state that is internationally ...
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Xeer
Xeer, pronounced [ħeːr], is the polycentric legal system of Somalia. Under this system, elders serve as judges and help mediate cases using precedents. It is an example of how customary law works wit...
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Advance of the Islamic Courts Union
The Advance of the Islamic Courts Union is the period in the Somali Civil War that began on May 2006 with the Islamic Courts Union's (ICU) conquest of Mogadishu from the Alliance for the Restoration o...
Advance of the Islamic Courts Union - Wikipedia
War in Somalia (2006-2009)
The War in Somalia was an armed conflict involving largely Ethiopian and Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG) forces and Somali troops from Puntland versus the Somali Islamist umbrella group, ...
War in Somalia (2006-2009) - Wikipedia
Transitional Federal Government
The Transitional Federal Government (TFG) (Somali: Dowladda Federaalka Kumeelgaarka, Arabic: الحكومة الاتحادية الانتقالية‎) was the internationally recognized government of the Republic ...
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ARPCT
The Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism (ARPCT) (Somali: Isbaheysiga Ladagaalanka Argagaxisadda) was a Somali alliance created by various warlords and businesspeople. The a...
Islamic Courts Union
The Islamic Courts Union (ICU; Somali: Midowga Maxkamadaha Islaamiga; Arabic: اتحاد المحاكم الإسلامية‎ Ittihād al-mahākim al-islāmiyya) was a group of Sharia courts that united themselve...
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Al-Shabaab
Al-Shabaab or Al-Shabab (الشباب ash-Shabāb) is an Arabic phrase meaning "the Youth". It may refer to:
Hizbul Islam
Hizbul Islam ("Islamic Party"), also known as Hizbul Islaami, Hisbi Islam, or Hezb-ul Islam is a Somali Islamist insurgent group. It was formed after four Islamist groups merged to fight the new Somal...
Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a
Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a (ASWJ) (Somali: Ahlu Suna Waljamaaca) is a Somalia-based paramilitary group consisting of moderate Sufis opposed to radical Islamist groups such as Al-Shabaab. They are fighti...
Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a - Wikipedia
Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia
The Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS) is an Islamist organization based in the Horn of Africa. It was created in September 2007, when members of the Islamic Courts Union and Somali oppos...
War in Somalia (2009-)
The 2009–present phase of the Somali Civil War is concentrated in southern Somalia. It began in early February 2009, with the conflict between the forces of the Federal Government of Somalia assisted ...
War in Somalia (2009-) - Wikipedia
Battle of Mogadishu (1993)
The Battle of Mogadishu, more commonly referred to as Black Hawk Down or, locally, as the Day of the Rangers (Somali: Maalintii Rangers), was part of Operation Gothic Serpent and was fought on 3 ...
Battle of Mogadishu (1993) - Wikipedia
Al-Shabaab threatens malls, including some in U.S.; FBI downplays threat
Terror group Al-Shabaab has released a video calling for attacks on shopping malls in Canada, the UK and the U.S.
Oil exploration in Puntland
Oil exploration in Puntland, an autonomous region in northeastern Somalia, began in the mid-2000s as a series of negotiations between the provincial administration and foreign oil companies. By 2012, ...
Oil exploration in Puntland - Wikipedia
2008 timeline of the War in Somalia
This sets forth a timeline of the War in Somalia during 2008.
Battle for Central Somalia (2009)
The Central Somalia Spring Fighting of 2009 (May 11, 2009 -) was a series of battles in Hiraan, Shabeellaha Dhexe and Galgudug between rebels of al-Shabaab and Hizbul Islam and government forces and I...