Somali Civil War (2009–present) facts for kids
The Somali Civil War is an ongoing conflict since 2009 mainly between the al-Shabaab militant group and the Somali government. It is concentrated in southern and central Somalia and parts of north eastern Kenya. It began in early February 2009 with the conflict between the forces of the Federal Government of Somalia, supported by African Union peacekeeping troops.
On 16 October 2011, the Kenyan Army crossed the border into Somalia in Operation Linda Nchi against Al-Shabaab. It aimed to capture Kismayo.
In August 2014, the Somali government-led Operation Indian Ocean was launched to clean up.
In 2017, the 14 October and 28 October Mogadishu bombings were responsible for the deaths of over 500 individuals and injured more than 400.
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