Somalia: Al-Shabab militants attack key hotel in Mogadishu
03 December 2022 | 10:29 am
The attack comes amid a new offensive by the Somali government against the terror group, which controls large parts of central and southern Somalia.
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Award-winning Novaya Gazeta journalist Elena Milashina has a long record of covering human rights abuses in the region, and this is not the first time she has been targeted.
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A suicide bomber has killed between 20 and 30 soldiers and injured nearly 60 more in an attack on a military academy in Mogadishu. Al-Qaeda-affiliate al-Shabab has been trying to topple Somalia's government since 2007.
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