Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Taredisho says at least 18 of the militants and three civilians were killed in the fighting early on Saturday in the central region of Galgadud,
Antonio Guterres says he is on a solidarity visit to the troubled Horn of Africa nation, where five million people are facing high levels of food insecurity.
Pentagon says it is working to declassify video of what it said the Russian fighter jet intercepting and colliding with the downed US drone. Russia denies its jets caused the US drone to crash.
Terror group storms house in northern district of Abdiaziz, leaving 10 civilians dead and three wounded, Somali government says.
Al Shabab claims responsibility for the attack on the Hawaadley military facility north of Mogadishu that also left 12 soldiers wounded.
The Al Shabab terror group has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Buuloburte and Jalaqsi.
Armed militant group Al Shabab has claimed responsibility for deadly blasts in Mahas town in central Hiran region.
UNICEF says around 20.2 million children are under the threat of severe hunger, thirst and disease as climate crisis, conflict, global inflation and grain shortages devastate the region.
At least eight civilians were killed after Al Shabab terrorists stormed a popular hotel in Mogadishu, a police spokesperson said.
Al Shabab terror group says its militants attacked the hotel Villa Rose, which is near the presidential palace in central Mogadishu, where a blast and gunfire were heard.
Mogadishu urged the UN Security Council to "seriously consider" an African Union statement that encouraged the urgent lifting of the embargo.
The attack began with two suicide car bombs at around 0200GMT, followed by hours of heavy fighting, a military official says.
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