Somali government forces backed by forces from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces took over a base used by al Qaeda-backed Al-Shabaab militants on the northern outskirts of Mogadishu, AMISOM said in a statement.
Kenyan troops are pursuing suspected Islamic militants from Al-Shabaab across the border into Somalia, Kenyan government spokesman Alfred Mutua told CNN Sunday.
A truck filled with explosion hits a government complex in Mogadishu, Somalia. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, David McKenzie and Anderson Cooper talk about the overwhelmed refugee camps in Somalia.
Somalia's transitional government has offered a general amnesty to insurgent fighters in Mogadishu who surrender and promise to renounce violence.
Walk through the aftermath of fighting between African Union peacekeepers and Al Shabaab fighters in Somalia.
For the first time in five years, a relief agency dedicated to refugees airlifted emergency aid into the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Monday, according to a spokesman.
At least seven Somali civilians were killed Friday morning when people trying to take food clashed with government troops at the Badbaado refugee camp in Mogadishu, a witness told CNN.
Three more regions of Somalia have now been struck by famine, including the capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations announced Wednesday.
At least 17 people were killed and 46 wounded Thursday in heavy fighting in Somalia's capital city, according to a local ambulance group based in Mogadishu.
A suicide attack targeting a police camp in Mogadishu killed several people Monday, including children and police officers, authorities said.
At least two people were killed and 17 others wounded as clashes between government forces and Islamic militants rocked parts of Mogadishu, Somalia, on Saturday, a local ambulance group said.
Heavy fighting between Somali militants and African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu, Somalia has left at least 19 people dead and 71 others wounded, according to a local ambulance group.
Armed Islamist militants raided and looted two radio stations in Somalia's beleaguered capital this weekend, according to statements issued Sunday by the government's Ministry of Information and a Somali journalists' group.
In a city where brutal fighting is the norm, it is easy to glaze over reports of a surge in Mogadishu's violence this summer. But with the country's insurgents now attacking abroad and the expansion of Ugandan and Burundian peacekeepers on the ground, the situation is shifting as much as the front lines.
Jane Ferguson reports on the forces trying to keep peace in Somalia.
In a show of force, Islamist militants gathered in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday to protest an American pastor's now-scrubbed plans to burn the Quran.
Suicide bombers in cars disguised as government vehicles slammed into the main gate at Somalia's main airport Thursday, killing two Ugandan peacekeepers and at least three civilians, Somali and African Union officials said Thursday.
More than 230 civilians have died in fighting over the past two weeks between Somali transitional government forces and Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.
At least nine civilians were killed and 25 were injured when roadside bombs hit minibuses in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to eyewitnesses and officials.
Four Ugandans who were part of the African Union peacekeeping force were killed and eight were wounded Monday by a single mortar bomb that landed near Somalia's presidential palace, according to Maj. Barigye Ba-Hoku, spokesman of the African Union mission in Somalia.
An experienced radio journalist was killed during crossfire between Islamist rebels and government forces in Somalia's capital, a journalist rights group said.
Somali officials released the names of the four members of parliament Wednesday who were killed in a bomb attack on Tuesday.
The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the Somalia suicide bombing that took the lives of at least 33 people on Tuesday. Six members of the Somali Parliament died in the attack and three members were injured, a government spokesperson said.
Two failed bomb attempts by the Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab killed 11 militants around Mogadishu, Somalia's transitional government said Saturday.
Heavy shelling in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu killed at least nine persons and wounded 53 others after an Islamist group launched at attack on government positions, the director of an ambulance group said Monday.
Shelling resumed Monday in North Mogadishu -- Al-Shabaab's stronghold -- for the ninth consecutive night, a local journalist said.
At least 26 civilians have been killed in heavy fighting in Mogadishu, Somalia, according to the spokesman for a local ambulance group.
Officials confirm at least 26 civilians have been killed in heavy fighting in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Eight journalists were wounded Tuesday in an attack at a police school in Abdiasis district of northern Mogadishu, the National Union of Somali Journalists said in a news release.
CNN's Errol Barnett talks with one journalist about why so many are fleeing the conflict in Somalia.
At least 20 people have died and 55 others have been wounded in continuing fighting in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, an ambulance director said Thursday.
Somali government forces clash with insurgent fighters in the capitol city leaving more than a dozen civilians dead.
Roars, growls and galloping hooves replaced music Tuesday on some of Mogadishu's radio stations in a protest of a ban on music imposed by Islamic extremists.
Hundreds of Somalis marched through the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, on Monday, protesting against Al-Shabaab militants.
At least 75 people have been killed in clashes in the Somali capital of Mogadishu since fighting broke out earlier this week between government forces and Al-Shabaab rebels, medical sources and a witness said Saturday.
Families flee their homes in Mogadishu, Somalia, as government forces and rebels do battle.
At least nine people have been killed and 14 others wounded in heavy shelling in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to a human rights group.
A male suicide bomber dressed in women's clothing killed three members of Somalia's U.N.-backed interim government and 16 others Thursday when he detonated at a medical school graduation ceremony in Mogadishu, government officials and witnesses said.
Two international journalists were released Wednesday after more than a year in captivity in Somalia.
Chaos and death on the streets of Mogadishu: unfortunately, it's nothing new in the Somali capital.
The Somali militants who kidnapped two French advisers plan to try the pair as soon as possible, a Somali journalist told CNN on Saturday.
CNN exclusive footage of Islamic militants attacking the presidential palace in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Two French advisers helping the Somali government with security were kidnapped in Mogadishu on Tuesday morning, according to the French Foreign Ministry.
Described as the largest single gathering of displaced residents in the world today, tens of thousands of civilians are seeking shelter along the Afgooye corridor outside Mogadishu, according to the United Nations.
Somalia's hard-line Islamic group Al-Shabab seized control of Jowhar, the president's hometown, after a battle with pro-government forces Sunday.
Clashes between Somalia's transitional government and the Al-Shabab militia left 103 people dead and 420 others wounded, Somali officials said Friday.
Mortar rounds slammed into Somali parliament on Saturday, killing at least six people and injuring 15, sources in Mogadishu told CNN.
A roadside bomb attack Thursday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, injured the nation's interior minister and killed one of his secretaries, according to a source close to the minister.
Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said Saturday he will give in to a rebel demand that he impose Islamic law, or sharia, in an effort to halt fighting between Somali forces and Islamic insurgents.
More than 40,000 Somalis have returned to the abandoned neighborhoods of Mogadishu in the past six weeks, despite some of the heaviest fighting in months, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said Friday.
A prominent Somali journalist was shot and killed by suspected Islamist gunmen in broad daylight on Wednesday, as one of his colleagues watched in horror.
Islamist militants took almost full control of Mogadishu on Thursday, less than 24 hours after Ethiopian troops withdrew from Somalia's capital, a witness reported.
A reporter for Somalia's Shabelle Radio was shot and killed Thursday during a gun battle south of Mogadishu, the network reported.
Ethiopian troops have not yet begun to withdraw from key positions in the capital of Somalia two days after they were supposed to do so under a peace agreement designed to end years of conflict.
Witnesses say a roadside bomb exploded as African Union Forces went through a major junction in Mogadishu.
At least 47 people have been killed in a series of violent incidents in Somalia, according to reports.
CNN exclusive video shows people evacuating Mogadishu admist an increase in violence in the area.
Islamist militants launched a massive assault on African Union peacekeepers in the Somali capital Wednesday, sparking battles that killed at least 17 civilians, according to witnesses and journalists in Mogadishu.
At least 33 people have been killed as fighting rages in the volatile Somali capital of Mogadishu, residents and media reports said on Monday.
Mortars slammed into a market in Somalia's capital Monday, killing up to 30 people including children and overwhelming hospitals with dozens of wounded in the worst fighting in months, witnesses said
Islamist fighters battling for control of Somalia have threatened to close Mogadishu's only airport, warning all airlines to stop flights into the Somali capital by early Tuesday.
Islamic militants said Saturday they had seized control of Somalia's third largest city after three days of fighting that left about 70 people dead
Fresh fighting between Ethiopian-backed government forces and Islamic insurgents in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu reportedly killed at least 10 people Sunday, eyewitnesses said.
Soldiers, insurgents and bandits routinely target civilians in Somalia for rape, robbery and murder, according to an Amnesty International report released Tuesday.
Ongoing violence in Somalia leaves children critically injured and forces families to abandon homes.
Troops clashed with tens of thousands of Somalis rioting over high food prices in Mogadishu.
Two days of fighting between government and Ethiopian troops and Islamic militants in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, left 81 civilians dead and more than 100 wounded, a local human rights group reported Sunday.
Sporadic fighting between Ethiopian troops and Islamic fighters has left more than 80 people dead in the past two days.
Somalia's main opposition group Monday accused Ethiopian troops of killing six leaders of a Muslim sect during weekend street battles in Mogadishu, clashes one observer called the worst since the country's government collapsed in 1991.
At least 27 people, including nine Ethiopian soldiers and seven Islamic militants, were killed Saturday in fierce fighting in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, according to eyewitnesses and hospital officials.
The woman walked into the sprawling camp outside the Somali capital last month carrying her month-old baby, with her other seven children in tow.
New video from Refugees International shows plight of Somalis. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
Government forces in Somalia raided a prominent independent radio station Sunday, whisking away its director and ransacking its equipment, the station reported on its Web site.
Somalia's transitional government shut down the independent Shabelle Radio network Monday, amid a new push by government troops and their Ethiopian allies to put down an insurgency, network managers reported.
Neighborhoods in the Somali capital were deserted on Sunday, a day after 17 civilians were brutally killed in the wake of intense fighting between Ethiopian-backed Somali troops and Islamic insurgents, according to witnesses and journalists in Mogadishu.
New fighting between Ethiopian troops and Somali insurgents is extinguishing the hope that the chaos was ending
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the "immediate and unconditional release" of the head of the World Food Programme's Mogadishu office after his arrest, a spokesman said.
The killings in Mogadishu, Somalia's bloodstained capital, are not going away. Nearly every day, the city endures street battles, roadside bombs, showers of bullets.
As the city all around it remains the epitome of urban anarchy, Mogadishu's Peace Hotel offers tranquility, security, Internet access and good food
Suspected Islamic insurgents fired mortar rounds at a Somali government meeting in Mogadishu on Thursday, barely missing the target but striking a nearby village, killing six civilians -- most of them children -- a government spokesman told CNN.
Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi survived an attempt on his life in central Mogadishu Thursday when grenades thrown at his convoy failed to explode, a government spokesman said.
Fighting raged Saturday in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, and a local human rights group reported dozens of casualties and scores of people fleeing the chaotic city -- a persistent hotbed of violence spawned by the fighting between Ethiopian troops and Islamic insurgents.
Mortar fire and heavy fighting erupted in Mogadishu on Tuesday during a welcoming ceremony as Ugandan peacekeepers arrived in the Somali capital, according to witnesses at the scene.
Ethiopian troops began to withdraw from Mogadishu Tuesday as part of a troop rotation with fresh troops entering the country from Ethopia.
Ethiopian troops, along with Somali government soldiers, entered Mogadishu on the heels of retreating Islamist troops Thursday, according to a journalist in the Somali capital.
Islamic militia fighters Sunday attacked a group loyal to secular warlord Hussein Aideed in Mogadishu who refused to disarm. The ensuing firefight left 15 dead and over 20 injured, hospital sources said.
A freelance cameraman covering a rally organized by Islamists who seized the Somali capital of Mogadishu this month has been shot dead, a witness told CNN.
Two defeated Somali warlords have fled Mogadishu to a ship in the Indian Ocean, an informed source told CNN.
An Islamic militia said to have ties to al Qaeda claims to have seized control of Somalia's capital after some of the worst fighting since the government collapsed in 1991.
An Islamic militia accused of having ties to al Qaeda claims it has seized control of Somalia's capital Mogadishu after some of the worst fighting seen since the government collapsed in 1991.
Renewed and intense fighting between Islamic fighters and an alliance of Somali warlords has broken out in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.
Fighting between transitional government forces and Islamic fighters subsided for a time on Sunday in Somalia, apparently as both sides regrouped to attack again, local journalists reported.
Somalia's prime minister has escaped what officials say was a bombing at a government rally in Mogadishu's football stadium that killed at least seven people.
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