UN Security Council reaffirms the arms embargo on Somalia that bans the resale or transfer of weapons or military equipment supplied to Somalia to avoid them being used by al Shabab militants.
As Trump considers withdrawing US troops from Somalia, Somali analysts believe this is dangerous rhetoric which has more to do with domestic politics than security in Somalia and the wider region.
The militant group, which launches regular attacks to undermine Somalia's government supported by the UN and African Union peacekeeping troops, has claimed to kill 24 soldiers.
After a trial that began in January 2014, Magistrate Francis Andayi found that Mohamed Ahmed Abdi and Hassan Hussein Mustafa conspired with and assisted the four attackers, who died in a siege claimed by the Somalia-based Al Qaeda-aligned group.
Al Shabab claims responsibility for attack at military base in Janay Abdalla, a village about 60 km outside the southern port city of Kismayo.
The Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab group quickly claimed responsibility via its radio arm, Andalus.
Experts say Washington should stop peddling false reports based on denial, which further increase Somali public grievances against America.
At least three people were killed and 21 injured in a car bombing attack carried out by Al Shabab in Somalia last week that targeted Turkish engineers working on a road near the capital Mogadishu.
The Al Shabab group claimed responsibility for the attack.
Witnesses described scenes of chaos after an attack in Mogadishu, claimed by militant group Al Shabab.
Al Shabab said the attack at Camp Simba was part of its "Al Quds (Jerusalem) shall never be Judaized" campaign –– a term it first used during an attack on the upscale Dusit hotel complex in Nairobi in January last year that left 21 people dead.
At least 125 people were wounded, Aamin Ambulance service director Abdiqadir Abdulrahman said, and hundreds of Mogadishu residents donated blood in response to desperate appeals.
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