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EU to open military training mission in Mozambique | Source: Anadolu Agency

The EU will open a training mission in Mozambique to train local forces in counter-terrorism operation. An armed group locally known as al-Shabaab has wreaked havoc in northern Mozambique since late 2017. The fighting has brought a $20 billion natural gas project led by oil giant Total to a grinding halt. The northern province is rich in natural gas.

Source: Anadolu Agency


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At Least 30 Killed in Al Shabaab Attack in Somalia | Source: Asharq Al-Awsat

A truck carries the wreckage of a car used in a bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, December 28, 2019. 

An estimated 30 people died when Somalia’s extremist al Shabaab group launched an attack on a military base in Galmudug’s Wisil town, located in central Somalia, triggering a fight with government troops and armed locals. The al-Qaeda-allied al Shabaab has been fighting in Somalia for more than a decade to try to topple the country’s central government.

Source: Asharq Al-Awsat


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  • In Somalia, a car bomb exploded at the entrance of a hotel frequented by Somali officials, members of the security forces and community leaders. At least three people were killed. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility. The Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab has been waging a violent insurgency across the Horn of Africa country seeking to unseat the internationally backed government in Mogadishu.

SOURCE: FRANCE 24


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  • SOMALIA: A suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant near a police academy in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. Six people died. Al Qaeda-allied Islamist group al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in Somalia as part of its campaign to topple the central government.

SOURCE: REUTERS

 

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  • KENIA: U.S military plan to carry out armed drone strikes targeting Al Shabaab fighters in portions of Kenya, potentially expanding the war zone across the border from their sanctuaries in Somalia.

SOURCE: STRANDARD MEDIA

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