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1. 2017-10-28 Mogadishu: Deadly attacks rock capital Nasa Hablod Two, Mogadishu, Somalia
C. 2017-07-11 Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base Djibouti
3. 2016-04-01 al-Shabab: US drone strike targets militant chief Jilib, Somalia
4. 2016-03-07 US air strike 'kills 150 Somali militants' Raso Camp, Somalia
2015-04-06 Kenya launches airstrikes against al-Shabaab Gedo, Somalia
6. 2015-03-18 US drone 'kills al-Shabab leader'
H. 2015-02-01 S Sudan foes agree to end conflict Ethiopia
I. 2014-12-27 Top al-Shabab militant 'surrenders' Gedo, Somalia
J. 2014-12-25 AU troops fight off al-Shabab attack Mogadishu airport, Somalia

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Mogadishu: Deadly attacks rock capital. Somalia Kenya launches airstrikes against al-Shabaab   Somalia: Kenya's military had launched airstrikes against Islamist positions in Somalia after a terror attack at a university that killed 148 people Al-Shabab: Somali troops 'surround key port town'. Somalia U.S. military conducts operation in Somalia Map of Barawe Somalia


year 2017 Top ^

Oct.28
Jul.11  Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base


year 2016 Top ^

Apr.1  al-Shabab: US drone strike targets militant chief
Mar.7  US air strike 'kills 150 Somali militants'


year 2015 Top ^

Apr.6  
Mar.18  US drone 'kills al-Shabab leader'
Feb.1  S Sudan foes agree to end conflict


year 2014 Top ^

Dec.27  Top al-Shabab militant 'surrenders'
Dec.25  AU troops fight off al-Shabab attack
Dec.5  Kenyatta denounces ICC as Kenya charges dropped
Oct.5
Sep.1
  U.S. forces conducted an operation Monday against the Al-Shabaab network, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said
Jul.8  Militants, troops exchange fire at Somalia's presidential palace Jun.16  At least 48 killed in militant attack on town near coastal resort Jun.10  S Sudan rivals 'vow to end fighting' May.9 South Sudan rivals agree peace deal Map of Addis Ababa Ethiopia  Ethiopia: South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed a peace deal after a five-month conflict May.8  Leaders to hold key S Sudan talks Mar.5 Israel intercepts ship with weapons headed to Gaza Map of Red Sea East Africa  The Israel Defense Forces said it intercepted an Iranian shipment of 'advanced' weapons bound for "terrorist organizations" operating in Gaza Feb.21 Somali presidential palace attacked. Somalia Feb.14  Somalia arms 'diverted to al-Shabab' Jan.26  US carries out missile strike against Somali militant Jan.23 South Sudan, rebels reach ceasefire   Ethiopia: The government and rebels signed a cease-fire deal in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, after more than a month of fighting Jan.3  Direct talks due on S Sudan truce

year 2013 Top ^

Oct.5     US Navy SEALS raid militant group linked to Kenya mall attack
Map of Barawe Somalia  Somalia: US special forces targeted a leader of the al-Shabab Islamist group in Somalia in response to Kenya's Westgate attack Oct.4  Militant base 'attacked from sea' in Somalia Sep.23 Kenya forces 'clearing' Nairobi mall Map of Nairobi Kenya  Kenyan security forces say they are attempting to clear the Westgate shopping complex in Nairobi in order to bring to an end the three-day siege Jan.26  AU set to discuss Mali deployment Jan.12 French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.9   Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels
Map of Jowhar Somalia  Somalia: The Somali National Army, along with African Union troops, on launched a offensive against al Qaeda-linked rebels and captured the town of Jowhar Sep.28   AU forces 'rout Somali militants'   Somalia: Troops from the African Union and Somali army made significant gains in an assault on one of the final strongholds of an al Qaeda-linked militant... Sep.23   Sudan and South Sudan hold talks   Ethiopia: The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan have held direct talks in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa aimed at resolving long-running disputes Jan.25 Navy SEALs rescue aid workers   Somalia: U.S. special forces swooped into Somalia in a pair of helicopters in a daring overnight raid to rescue two kidnapped aid workers an American...

year 2011 Top ^

Nov.28  Court: government must arrest al-Bashir Oct.17  Somali militants threaten Kenya Oct.16 Kenya to hit Al-Shabaab across border
Aug.9  Amnesty offered to Somalia insurgents Aug.6 Al-Shabab rebels leave Mogadishu. Somalia

year 2010 Top ^

Jul.27 More AU troops to Somalia
. Uganda May.16 Rebels attack Somali parliament. Somalia May.6 Russian marines storm hijacked oil tanker. Somalia Apr.5  Korea ship reaches Somali pirates Mar.11  Heavy fighting flared in the Somali capital Mar.5 French team destroys pirate boats. Seychelles Jan.3  Bloody fighting hits Somali town

year 2009 Top ^

Oct.7  Pirates attack navy ship 'in error' Sep.14 Al-Qaeda Somalia suspect 'killed'
Jun.22  Kenya rejects call for Somalia military help May.22 Fierce battle in Somali capital. Somalia May.19 Ethiopian forces back in Somalia Apr.18 Dutch navy captures pirates after attack. Somalia Apr.15 French warship captures pirates   Kenya: A warship has captured 11 pirates off the coast of Kenya, amid calls for the international community to deal with the problem of piracy Apr.12 Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates
  Somalia: U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot pirates holding Richard Phillips hostage after seeing one of the pirates 'had an AK-47 leveled at the captain's back'
 The ship was stormed by pirates 350 miles off Somalia. The captain of Maersk Alabama, American cargo-ship, who'd been held in a lifeboat in the Indian Ocean, was rescued uninjured.
Apr.11 Pirates fire on approaching U.S. sailors
. Somalia Apr.9  US to boost Africa pirate forces Apr.8 U.S. warship nears boat carrying pirates. Somalia Mar.14  Destroyers set sail on anti-piracy mission

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.25 German navy foils Somali pirates
. Somalia Dec.20 Iranian warships sent to Somali waters. Somalia Dec.18 Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide  Tanzania: The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on convicted Theoneste Bagosora, 67, the 'mastermind', and sentenced him to life in prison Dec.13 Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates'. Somalia Dec.7  EU to begin Somali pirate patrols Nov.23 Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker. Somalia Nov.19 Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames. Somalia Sep.25   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Somalia: Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
Aug.23  City clears bodies after deadly clashes Jun.9 Factions sign peace deal  Somalia: The government has signed a peace deal with an opposition bloc aimed at ending 17 years of conflict in the country Apr.30 Air raid kills militants
. Somalia Apr.19  82 reported killed in Mogadishu Mar.25  Relief agencies: Somalia too dangerous Jan.17   Kenya 'turned into killing field'
  Opposition leader Odinga has accused the government and the police of turning the country into 'killing fields of the innocent'


year 2007 Top ^

Oct.29   U.S. destroyer pursues pirates  Somalia: The destroyer has entered Somali territorial waters in pursuit of a Japanese-owned ship loaded with benzene that was hijacked by pirates Oct.11  African wars cost billions Jun.5  Deadly shoot-out with sect Jun.1  US ship 'fires on Somali village' Apr.29  Rebels release 7 Chinese hostages Mar.21  Bodies dragged as Mogadishu battles rage Jan.30  AU fails to secure Somali force Jan.12  Official: warlords agree to give up guns Jan.10  U.S. strike kills suspect in '98 bombings Jan.9  U.S. icopter gunships attacked al Qaeda Jan.8   U.S. targets al Qaeda suspects   Somalia: The AC-130 has attacked suspected al Qaeda targets in southern Somalia Jan.6  Fighters: We'll heed al Qaeda's call Jan.5  U.S. ships block escape route Jan.3  US Navy patrols Somalia's coast Jan.2  Prime minister: Major fighting over Jan.1  Somalia targets Islamists' escape

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.31 Militia abandon last major stronghold
. Somalia Dec.28  Mogadishu falls to government troops Dec.27   Islamists withdraw from Mogadishu   Somalia: Somali Islamist leader Sheikh Sharif Ahmed said that all Islamist forces had withdrawn from the capital  Somalia peace hopes stalled Dec.26  Islamic forces retreat Dec.24  Ethiopia PM admits Somalia action Ethiopian jets bomb Somalia areas Dec.22  Ethiopian tanks heading to Somalia battle Dec.21   Somalis 'at war' with Ethiopia  Somalia: The leader of the Union of Islamic Courts says they are in a state of war with Ethiopia Dec.20  Heavy fighting erupts Dec.7  Islamist warning for peacekeeper force Oct.22  Somalis flee as militamen gather Sep.24  Islamists seized port of Kismayo Jul.20  Ethiopia troops cross into Somalia Jun.24  Militia offers to protect media Jun.14  Islamists capture key town Jun.5 Islamists claim Mogadishu victory Map of Baquba Somalia
  Somalia: An Islamist militia has seized the capital, after weeks of fighting against an alliance of warlords backed by the US
May.25  Battle intensifies for Mogadishu May.12 130 dead in fighting. Somalia Mar.23  Hundreds flee Mogadishu fighting Mar.19  US captures 13 'pirates'

year 2005 Top ^

Jan.9   Historic Sudan peace accord signed  Kenya: After nearly 3 years of negotiations, Sudan's government and main rebel group have signed comprehensive accords

year 2004 Top ^

Nov.18 Sudan factions pledge to end war
. Kenya

year 2002 Top ^

Nov.27 Israeli airliner was target of missile attack
. Kenya Jul.20  Accord moves Sudan closer to peace


French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia Israel intercepts ship with weapons headed to Gaza Map of Red Sea East Africa  The Israel Defense Forces said it intercepted an Iranian shipment of 'advanced' weapons bound for "terrorist organizations" operating in Gaza   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks




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  Somalia: Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company




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2011 Oct.16 Kenya to hit Al-Shabaab across border
2007 Jan.1  Somalia targets Islamists' escape



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2014 Dec.5  Kenyatta denounces ICC as Kenya charges dropped 2011 Nov.28  Court: government must arrest al-Bashir 2008 Dec.18 Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide  Tanzania: The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on convicted Theoneste Bagosora, 67, the 'mastermind', and sentenced him to life in prison



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2006 Dec.22  Ethiopian tanks heading to Somalia battle Jul.20  Ethiopia troops cross into Somalia



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2013 Oct.5   US Navy SEALS raid militant group linked to Kenya mall attack
Map of Barawe Somalia  Somalia: US special forces targeted a leader of the al-Shabab Islamist group in Somalia in response to Kenya's Westgate attack 2012 Jan.25 Navy SEALs rescue aid workers   Somalia: U.S. special forces swooped into Somalia in a pair of helicopters in a daring overnight raid to rescue two kidnapped aid workers an American... 2010 May.6 Russian marines storm hijacked oil tanker. Somalia Apr.5  Korea ship reaches Somali pirates Mar.5 French team destroys pirate boats. Seychelles 2009 Oct.7  Pirates attack navy ship 'in error' Apr.18 Dutch navy captures pirates after attack. Somalia Apr.15 French warship captures pirates   Kenya: A warship has captured 11 pirates off the coast of Kenya, amid calls for the international community to deal with the problem of piracy Apr.12 Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates
  Somalia: U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot pirates holding Richard Phillips hostage after seeing one of the pirates 'had an AK-47 leveled at the captain's back'
 The ship was stormed by pirates 350 miles off Somalia. The captain of Maersk Alabama, American cargo-ship, who'd been held in a lifeboat in the Indian Ocean, was rescued uninjured.
Apr.11 Pirates fire on approaching U.S. sailors
. Somalia Apr.9  US to boost Africa pirate forces Apr.8 U.S. warship nears boat carrying pirates. Somalia Mar.14  Destroyers set sail on anti-piracy mission 2008 Dec.25 German navy foils Somali pirates. Somalia Dec.20 Iranian warships sent to Somali waters. Somalia Dec.13 Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates'. Somalia Dec.7  EU to begin Somali pirate patrols Nov.19 Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames. Somalia 2007 Oct.29   U.S. destroyer pursues pirates  Somalia: The destroyer has entered Somali territorial waters in pursuit of a Japanese-owned ship loaded with benzene that was hijacked by pirates Jun.1  US ship 'fires on Somali village' Jan.5  U.S. ships block escape route Jan.3  US Navy patrols Somalia's coast 2006 Mar.19  US captures 13 'pirates'



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2014 Jan.26  US carries out missile strike against Somali militant 2002 Nov.27 Israeli airliner was target of missile attack
. Kenya



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2008 Jan.17 Kenya 'turned into killing field'
  Opposition leader Odinga has accused the government and the police of turning the country into 'killing fields of the innocent'
2007 Jan.2  Prime minister: Major fighting over 2006 Dec.31 Militia abandon last major stronghold
. Somalia Dec.28  Mogadishu falls to government troops Dec.27 Islamists withdraw from Mogadishu
  Somalia: Somali Islamist leader Sheikh Sharif Ahmed said that all Islamist forces had withdrawn from the capital Dec.26  Islamic forces retreat Jun.14  Islamists capture key town



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2016 Apr.1  al-Shabab: US drone strike targets militant chief 2015 Mar.18  US drone 'kills al-Shabab leader'



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2016 Mar.7  US air strike 'kills 150 Somali militants' 2015 Apr.6 Kenya launches airstrikes against al-Shabaab   Somalia: Kenya's military had launched airstrikes against Islamist positions in Somalia after a terror attack at a university that killed 148 people 2008 Apr.30 Air raid kills militants
. Somalia 2007 Jan.9  U.S. icopter gunships attacked al Qaeda Jan.8 U.S. targets al Qaeda suspects   Somalia: The AC-130 has attacked suspected al Qaeda targets in southern Somalia 2006 Dec.24 Ethiopian jets bomb Somalia areas



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2017 Jul.11  Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base 2013 Jan.26  AU set to discuss Mali deployment 2010 Jul.27 More AU troops to Somalia
. Uganda 2009 Jun.22  Kenya rejects call for Somalia military help 2006 Dec.24  Ethiopia PM admits Somalia action



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2017 Oct.28 Mogadishu: Deadly attacks rock capital
. Somalia 2014 Dec.27  Top al-Shabab militant 'surrenders' Dec.25  AU troops fight off al-Shabab attack Oct.5 Al-Shabab: Somali troops 'surround key port town'. Somalia Jul.8  Militants, troops exchange fire at Somalia's presidential palace Jun.16  At least 48 killed in militant attack on town near coastal resort Feb.21 Somali presidential palace attacked. Somalia Feb.14  Somalia arms 'diverted to al-Shabab' 2013 Oct.4  Militant base 'attacked from sea' in Somalia Sep.23 Kenya forces 'clearing' Nairobi mall
Map of Nairobi Kenya  Kenyan security forces say they are attempting to clear the Westgate shopping complex in Nairobi in order to bring to an end the three-day siege 2012 Dec.9 Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels Map of Jowhar Somalia  Somalia: The Somali National Army, along with African Union troops, on launched a offensive against al Qaeda-linked rebels and captured the town of Jowhar Sep.28 AU forces 'rout Somali militants'   Somalia: Troops from the African Union and Somali army made significant gains in an assault on one of the final strongholds of an al Qaeda-linked militant... 2011 Oct.17  Somali militants threaten Kenya Aug.9  Amnesty offered to Somalia insurgents Aug.6 Al-Shabab rebels leave Mogadishu. Somalia 2010 Mar.11  Heavy fighting flared in the Somali capital Jan.3  Bloody fighting hits Somali town 2009 Sep.14 Al-Qaeda Somalia suspect 'killed' May.22 Fierce battle in Somali capital. Somalia 2007 Jun.5  Deadly shoot-out with sect Apr.29  Rebels release 7 Chinese hostages Mar.21  Bodies dragged as Mogadishu battles rage Jan.6  Fighters: We'll heed al Qaeda's call 2006 Dec.20  Heavy fighting erupts Oct.22  Somalis flee as militamen gather Sep.24  Islamists seized port of Kismayo Jun.5 Islamists claim Mogadishu victory Map of Baquba Somalia
  Somalia: An Islamist militia has seized the capital, after weeks of fighting against an alliance of warlords backed by the US
May.25  Battle intensifies for Mogadishu May.12 130 dead in fighting. Somalia Mar.23  Hundreds flee Mogadishu fighting



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2015 Feb.1  S Sudan foes agree to end conflict 2014 Jun.10  S Sudan rivals 'vow to end fighting' May.9 South Sudan rivals agree peace deal Map of Addis Ababa Ethiopia  Ethiopia: South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed a peace deal after a five-month conflict May.8  Leaders to hold key S Sudan talks Jan.23 South Sudan, rebels reach ceasefire   Ethiopia: The government and rebels signed a cease-fire deal in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, after more than a month of fighting Jan.3  Direct talks due on S Sudan truce 2012 Sep.23   Sudan and South Sudan hold talks   Ethiopia: The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan have held direct talks in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa aimed at resolving long-running disputes 2008 Jun.9 Factions sign peace deal  Somalia: The government has signed a peace deal with an opposition bloc aimed at ending 17 years of conflict in the country 2007 Jan.30  AU fails to secure Somali force Jan.12  Official: warlords agree to give up guns 2006 Dec.27  Somalia peace hopes stalled Dec.7  Islamist warning for peacekeeper force 2005 Jan.9   Historic Sudan peace accord signed  Kenya: After nearly 3 years of negotiations, Sudan's government and main rebel group have signed comprehensive accords 2004 Nov.18 Sudan factions pledge to end war. Kenya 2002 Jul.20  Accord moves Sudan closer to peace



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2010 May.16 Rebels attack Somali parliament
. Somalia 2008 Aug.23  City clears bodies after deadly clashes