Somalia Report

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Pirates agree to lower ransom of $3M for Dover and crew Pirate groups holding the MV Dover and Danish hostages told Somalia Report that the main pirate leaders and investors met over the last three days on the MV Dover to discuss the ship, hostages, ransom payments and the monsoon season. The meetings were attended by pirates from...Full Article »
Al-Shabaab commanders in the Gedo region have welcomed the Kampala Accord that states Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo shall resign from his position within thirty days. The militants have expressed that the accord will reduce the pressure on their forces as they strategize a new offensive to recapture the positions they recently lost to...Full Article »
A remote-controlled roadside bomb hit a Kenyan army convoy on patrol at a Kenya-Somali border point in the district of Mandera, killing four soldiers late Thursday. Eye witnesses told Somalia Report that 3 Kenyan military personnel were wounded and are currently going under treatment at the district hospital. Military expert Ali...Full Article »
Militants Send Reinforcements to Bakara Market Hundreds of Foreign Fighters and Special Brigades to Join Fight in Mogadishu Update: About 100 military commanders and well trained special brigades of al-Shabaab forces including foreign fighters have this evening reached Bakara Market as reinforcements for the militants fighting against...Full Article »
Escape Came After NATO Attack on Pirate Vessel Hobyo residents told Somalia Report that ten Iranians and four Pakistanis who were believed to be hostages escaped from their Somali pirate captors after NATO forces attacked the pirates' boat last Wednesday evening. A smaller boat carrying the fourteen people arrived...Full Article »
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