Timeline of Main News Events in South West for the Month of July, 2015

Our new Regional State Check series seeks to provide an informed up to date understanding of the major developments in Somalia.

We focus on the stories which make the headlines in the respective regional states aided by our team of reporters stationed in all parts of the country.

July 02, 2015: AMISOM troops withdrew from Awdegle locality in lower-Shebelle region but travelling back after Alshabab attempted two times to takeover locality from Somali army and police.

July 06, 2015: at least four civilian get killed and 18 sustained varying injuries after a member of Somali military forces named Wariri threw a grenade to busy business center in Baidabo city. Nearby military officers mistook the grenade as enemy attack and unleashed their guns all the direction causing horror and panic.

July 09, 2015: Somali national army cleared illegal checkpoint on main road between Mogadishu and Afgoye of lower Shebelle and made arrests against armed individual suspected to be behind checkpoints. Colonel Ahmad Mohammad of Somali army told press that they have successful demolished a number of illegal checkpoints.

July 11, 2015: African peace keeping mission troops in marka kills two people and injured two others seriously after a grenade attack. Eye witness described how AMISOM troops discharged their weapon indiscriminately against passers-by civilians after the grenade attack.

July 12, 2015: former Baidabo district commissioner and senior officer of south-west interim Administration agricultural ministry came under grenade attack while at home. Mohmed Isaq (afay) a former vice district commissioner told press that two suspected individual were arrested. Somali National army and African Peace Keeping Mission troops captured Uforow locality of Bay region from Alshabab fighters.

July 20, 2015: civilian residents started fleeing Dinsor locality in By region due to imminent attack by allied forces who were in mission to liberate entire region from Alshabab fighters.

July 21, 2015: African peace keeping troops in Marka in lower shebble had allegedly massacred at least 16 civilians. The brutal summary killing has sparked outrage in social media and public alike. Some social media petitioned AMISOM withdrawal from Marka.

July 23, 2015: southwest interim president Sharif Sheikh Adan along his senior advisors attended Galmudug state inauguration ceremony in Adado.

July 18, 2015: Somali National Army and African Peace keeping Mission troops captured Dinsor district from Alshabab fighters who governed the district last seven years. Colonel Mohad Abdirhman confirmed to Goobjoog news that their troops are in full control of the district after Alshabab fighter withdrew it without single shot fired.

July 25, 2015: A militia dressed with Somali National army uniform installed new illegal checkpoints to collect money from civilian cars travelling alongside road that runs between Afgoye and Mareeray. Drivers told Goobjoog News militiamen demanded to pay a large sum of money which they cannot afford. Mareer locality commissioner Sayid Bale Mayow told Goobjoog that he has now power to prevent these militiamen collecting illegal man from the civilians.

July 25, 2015: Burhakma district Administration denied that any civilian lives were lost after an airstrike from AMISOM troops in Somalia. Vice district commissioner told Goobjoog that the only causalities of the attack were Alshabab fighters.

July 29, 2015: Somali National Army in Walawayne district made arrests against armed thugs who were robbing travelling civilian along roadside between Afgoye and walawayn. Abukar Ibrahim Abdi the security chief of the district told Goobjoog news.


July 29, 2015: Qoryolow Administration of lower shebelle gave a last warning to people whom they say were busy to plot anti security actions. One officer told Goobjoog News.

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