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German Police Arrest Two Suspected of Being Members of Somali Militant Group

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FRANKFURT—German police on Saturday arrested two men suspected of being members of the Somali terror organization al-Shabaab when they arrived at Frankfurt airport, the German attorney general’s office said Sunday. The suspects, one identified as a German national and the other as a dual German-Tunisian citizen, were arrested in Kenya in late August and then […]

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Slick videos, social media lure Minnesotans to fight in Middle East

A group of college-age Somalis, from left, Abdifatah Farah, Abdimalik Mohamed, Mohamed Farah and Abdul Mohamed, enjoy a laugh during an interview. Ka Joog is a volunteer group that works with Somali youth (Jim Mone AP)

Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has zeroed in on Minnesota, home to the largest Somali population in the country, as a target-rich recruiting ground for fighters . From his shabby office in an old Minneapolis theater, Mohamed Farah plunges into a cyber war zone. With just a few keystrokes, he’s inside the […]

September 21st, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

VIDEO-Westgate Siege Anniversary Brings Back Painful Memories

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NAIROBI-One year after it happened, the survivors of the terror attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Shopping Mall still cannot shake the images of that tragic incident. Victims are still waiting for the answer to one question: ‘How could this happen?’ All is quiet at the now-empty Westgate Mall. Construction crews are working to restore the building […]

September 19th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Minister of Information Praises ‪:UK‬’s Role on ‪Somalia‬ ahead of today’s ‪‎London‬ Security Event 18 September 2014

Minister of Information Praises ‪:UK‬’s Role on ‪Somalia‬ ahead of today’s ‪‎London‬ Security Event 18 September 2014

London, 18 September 2014 – H.E. Mustafa Duhulow, Minister of Information today praised UK’s role on Somalia ahead of today’s London Security Event that will be attended by H.E. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, the Prime Minister of Somalia, H.E. Mohamed Shiekh Hassan, the Minister of Defence, H.E. Mustafa Duhulow and senior officials from the Federal Government […]

September 18th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

Minneapolis police officer Mike Kirchen, right, chats with Mascud Abdi, 13, left, and Mahad Ahmed, 10, while on patrol in a Minneapolis community with a large Somali population.

MINNEAPOLIS – The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to detect American extremists who are looking to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Tuesday. Luger announced the Twin Cities’ participation during an interview with The Associated Press. Authorities have said a handful […]

September 17th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

France aided Somalia Shebab leader assassination

An AMISOM soldier stands guard close to destroyed vehicles following a suicide attack which targeted a convoy of African Union troops on September 8, 2014, near the town of Afgoye (AFP Photo/Abdulfita Hashi Nor)

Paris (AFP) – French intelligence services assisted Washington in the operation that killed the commander of Somalia’s Shebab militant group earlier this month, local media reported Saturday. “France and President (Francois Hollande) supported with intelligence and coordination” a US air strike that killed Ahmed Godane, the commander of the Islamist faction responsible for a string […]

September 14th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

US eyes Somalia strategy as model for Islamic State destruction

AMISOM soldiers arrive in the town of Kurtunwaarey, Somalia after liberating it from Shebab rebels on August 31, 2014 (AFP Photo/Tobin Jones)

Nairobi (AFP) – US President Barack Obama has ordered a “relentless” war against the Islamic State, and has cited the ongoing intervention in Somalia as a model for intervention in Syria and Iraq. So drawing on the experience of US operations against Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, what can the Islamic State expect to face in […]

September 13th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Oil & Gas: An Equidistant Line Could Settle Somalia-Kenya Maritime Dispute

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August 28, Somalia officially took a long festering maritime border dispute with neighboring Kenya to the International Court of Justice in the Hague. At issue is the sovereignty of parts of the Indian Ocean to the East of Kenya and Southeast of Somalia. According to the AFP, Somalia argued that the maritime border should extend […]

September 12th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Yemen and Somalia are examples of U.S. mission creep, not success

An armed member of the militant group al-Shabab attends a rally in support of the merger of the Somali militant group al-Shabab with al-Qaeda, on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, in February 2012.

In his speech Wednesday night, President Obama laid out in somewhat unclear terms the planned U.S. campaign to combat the Islamic State, a murderous terrorist organization that has gained strength in the midst of political chaos in Iraq and Syria. U.S. action in Iraq will involve sustained targeted air strikes combined with ground offensives by […]

September 12th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

VIDEO:ISIS targeting Somali Minnesotans

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MINNEAPOLIS – About seven years after Somali Minnesotans started to see dozens of young men volunteer for a war across the globe, the community is struggling with the latest effort to recruit their young adults. And this time, it’s an effort being waged by a different terrorist organization from a different region. According to the […]

September 12th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

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