Iraq's military intelligence found a graveyard for Da'ish militants in the Saqlawiyah area near Fallujah. At least 500 graves.
Aleppo: Video shows ISIS storming Assad government positions near Kuweires Airbase.
Ras Lanuf airstrip seems to have been seized by LNA forces. Libya
Turkish president Erdogan about Syria: "I talked to Russian president Putin. FSA will advance towards Manbij and already seized villages"
Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with UAE Foreign Minister @ABZayed in Washington, D.C.
The al-Hikma hospital in EuphratesShield-held AlBab city will soon be open again after renovation
The @USTreasury has designated a new financier of AQ in Syria - Kuwait-based Muhammad Hadi al-`Anizi
More photos of 5th Corps of Syrian Armed Forces
ISIS commander Abu Ruqia answering a few questions tonight. Iraq
Fighting continuing tonight in DeirEzzor amongst a sandstorm. IS claiming another field gun around the AB.
Iraq's Federal Police and Rapid Response units evacuating civilians as they push further into the heart of Mosul.
Erdogan says he wants to mobilise the Muslim World against European fascism
SAA captured Wadi Al Ahmar to the east of Palmyra silos ( about 6 km ) in East Homs
First batch of civilians will leave al-Waer for Jarabulus on Saturday
Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House with President Trump
Saudi Jet containing 10+ tonnes of humanitarian aid "for the refugees" reached Baghdad airport.
Ukraine PM Groysman met Turkey President Erdogan
Trump meets with Saudi deputy crown prince at the White House
NW Daraa: Ahrar Al-Sham shelling Jaish Khalid positions. Front is static since over a week now.
Russia in Astana presented the draft of the constitutional Commission on Syria
and his top advisers sit down for lunch with Saudi deputy crown prince and Saudi delegation at the White House
President Trump meets with Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House today.
Video published by a LNA fighter in Ras Lanuf showing SDB / allies vehicles and GRAD missiles destroyed during the offensive of today.
Jaysh al-Islam on East Damascus frontlines, especially in Harasta.
Kurdistan region Interior ministry says that PKK militants are responsible for the tension in Khansor.
Video showing Syrian gov't TV in Manbij city and flags at the city entrance
Iraqi PM @HaiderAlAbadi spoke with his Turkish counterpart by phone, discussed Mosul and PKK -Turkish PM Office
LNA pics from both Sidra port and RasLanouf, Airstrikes on Jufra
IS says they killed 5 Iraqi soldiers, destroyed Humvee in Jadeda district of Mosul
Aid convoys reached besieged Fuah/Kefraya (North Idlib) and Madaya (North-West Damascus)
Eastern Homs: pro-Government forces have extended control over Eastern (Silos) and South outskirts of Palmyra, cementing their grip on the city.
IS claims to have destroyed 3 Humvee of the Iraqi army and killed/injured SWAT soldiers with SVBIED in Al-Jadeda district of Mosul
Putin approved joining of "South Osetia armed forces" to Russian army
Water supply started rolling in Slieman-al-Halabi district
Iraq PM @HaiderAlAbadi : Mosul battle is in its final stage and the number of civilians that fled the city is less than expected.
European court says Hungary detained migrants unlawfully
Iraq's PM Abadi: "Our forces have taught Da'ish a lesson they won't forget."
Egypt: in Central Sinai army continues sweeping ops, arrested 4 militants, destroyed 2 VBIEDs and shelters and seized 7 vehicles
Federal Police say they’ve retaken Mosul’s train station. It was once a stop on the Orient Express.
Saudis' extra production in Feb. said to go to domestic storage
Libya: @lnaspox_ar stated that Libya National Army have taken control of Ras Lanuf, Sidra and Bin Jawad.
Heavy clashes between Assad forces and Daesh around military airport & Tharda Mountain South of DeirEzzor
[Likely fake] Reportedly an agreement between Hayat Tahrir Al Sham and Ahrar Al Sham
FSA Killed 2 soldiers in Jobar Frontline In Damascus
Rural Hama : Clashes yesterday between government militia Popular Committee and National Defense Forces in Saqilbia , 2 killed & 8 injured
Barrel bombing on rebel-held neighborhoods of Daraa city.
Artillery shelling by Assad forces on Anadan town North Aleppo
Russian MP break into Saif-Aldoawleh Mosque and investigate people in robbery incidence
Alleged Islamic State cell leader detained in Adygea, Russian North Caucasus
This LNAF MiG-23UB just departed Benina airfield to bomb SDB militants in RasLanuf Libya.
Major Haftar LNA counteroffensive ongoing in Libya's Oil Crescent. Reports Ras Lanuf retaken from BDB. Libya
German state bans foreign officials campaigning amid Turkey row
Rebels injuring many from SDF during offensive on their position near Jarabulus
After Khass Hibal SDF-YPG captured Al Kulayb grain silos
Shelling ISIS positions by tanks and heavy machine guns on (Sahem Jileen) roadway
49 injured, including 15 Chinese nationals, after 3 hot air balloons forced to land in high winds in Cappadocia, Turkey
Serzh Sargsyan arrived in Moscow: Tomorrow the President of Armenia have negotiations with Putin in the Kremlin
This seems to be a new type of IS own-production tan/black webbing
East Damascus: government T-72 knocked out on Jobar frontline.
Qamishli people demonstrate against attack of PDK-Turkey forces on civilian in Sinjar this morning and killing one woman and wounded others
Doctor and civilian from besieged Syrian town of Madaya say a UN aid convoy has arrived at gates for the first time in five months.
Iraq Joint Operations declare full control of the Tigris river east bank after completely liberating all the villages and districts
ISIS used two children in recent suicide attacks against the Assad government in DeirEzzor.
Iraq Joint Operations officially announce Al-Jamalia village NW Mosul completely captured by Army 16th Division.
Trump having lunch today with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Iraq Federal Police and Rapid Response engaged in fierce clashes with ISIS foreign fighters around Al-Nouri Mosque central Mosul.
A tank has opened fire in Qerqarish district in Tripoli. Clashes between al Nawasi/Ghneiwa militia/TRB against Sherikan Brigade / Mobile Forces.
Ukraine PM: We have very wide cooperation with Turkey from underground to space
SDF clearing remaining ISIS IEDs in the newly captured villages, before allowing local civillians to return to their homes. Raqqa
Iraq's Federal Police rescuing civilians (mostly children) from zones of conflict in central (western) Mosul.
Clashes in Eastern Aleppo with ISIS
RuAF Su-24 and SyAAF workhorse Su-22 seen from ISIS positions in Homs Syria
Turkey playing 'victim role' before vote: German minister
Ukraine-Turkey deal on travel with internal ids (without passport) signed in Ankara
Photo: SAA 5th corps, new recruits of 5th corps to receive more armours in the coming weeks
ISIS radio al-Bayan keeps broadcasting in English even from Raqqa. Although Bayan radio in Mosul is now taken over by ISF.
The National Insurance Company building in Mosul, ISIS tossed many people from the roof here because of their disobedience. Iraq
Syria: Bomb attack on bus kills 1 civilian, injures 2 in Wadi al-Dhahb district in Homs city
East Damascus: Some 4th Division Fighters Recently Killed By Rebels On Qabun/Barzeh Fronts.
Saudi Arabia tells #OPEC it raised #oil output last month
Airforce Chief of the Libyan Army announces control over Ras Lanuf
A resident of Abu Nawas, Girgarish Tripoli Libya says tank is near his house militia fighting
Iraq's Federal Police and Rapid Response units retook Mosul's old bridge and the city's strategic Korneesh street.
Iraq security forces engaged in fierce fighting around Al-Nuri (al-Hadba') mosque (now) where ISIS Baghdadi declared his "state" in 2014.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia to pay state visit to China in Mar 15-18 at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping
Erdogan warns Netherlands of further retaliation after its 'state terror'
Sinjar: At least ten people are wounded and one killed during clashes between protesters and security forces
Saudi Arabia tells OPEC it lifted oil production in February back above the key 10 million barrels a day level
Unverified video showing the clashes in Oil Crescent between LNA and SDB allies.
Erdogan says referendum yes vote 'best answer to Turkey's enemies'
PKK affiliated group stage protests in Sinjar against Peshmerga forces, protesters believed to be brought from Syria
Iraq Observer for Human Rights: numbers of civilians killed in West Mosul has risen to frightful levels.
SDF has captured the villages of Kehibal/ Khass Hibal, 50 km east of Raqqah (ANF)
SDF enter the village of Kashibal/Khas Hibal after ISIS retreat after intense clashes
Video of the ongoing clashes around Mosul old bridge as Federal Police and Rapid Response continue to advance. Iraq
By displaying state-sponsored terror on Saturday, Netherlands has greatly damaged EU, which is no longer the bloc of laws, freedoms
Syria government bombed Damascus water source, committed 'war crime': UN
Erdoğan: Those who embraced the Netherlands’ banditry have lost their dignity and Merkel is no different
Part of the ongoing operations by Iraq Army 9th Div and PMU near Badush region NW Mosul city.
SDF captured a ISIS car bomb disguised to look like a IDP civilian vehicle fleeing from ISIS-held areas. Kas Ecil village, east of Raqqa
Assad: The only Western role in the Syrian crisis so far is their support for militants
SDF fighters freed a kid who was an ISIS child fighter
First pictures for Mosul old bridge under Iraq forces control. Iraqi forces now control 3 out 5 of bridges.
Erdogan: We know Netherlands' understanding of civilization, morality from its role in Srebrenica genocide
Malaysia, Australia to share intel on any IS returnees from Iraq
Turkish main opposition leader calls for recall of ambassador to Netherlands
Explosion of fireworks to the north of Tel Aviv
Renewed clashes in east of Ras Lanuf oil terminal between Benghazi Defense Brigades and Dignity Operation forces
Libya strongman Haftar launches offensive on oil terminals: spokesman
Eastern Damascus: fierce clashes and shelling in Qabun/Barzeh orchards and Jobar as pro-Government forces renewed attempts to advance.
Tension and gunfire in Tripoli’s Hai Andouls neighbourhood
FSA forces engage in heavy combat against government groups on Jobar front
Free Êzidî Women's Movement assembly member Nazê Naif Qaval killed after KDP opens fire on protests in Shingal
RuAF conduct airstrikes on southern parts of Daraa city and along border to Jordan
Clashes between Khass Ujayl (Agel) and Khass Hibal
Mayor of Rotterdam says SWAT team were given permission if necessary to fire upon Family Minister Kaya's armed bodyguards
Dutch PM Rutte says Turkish sanctions 'not too bad'
Russian defense ministry says there are no Russian special forces in Egypt- Interfax news agency
Explosion at fireworks factory in Tel Mond, Central Israel
Iraq joint operations officially announce Bab Al-Jadid neighborhood in old Mosul district completely captured by Federal Police
Azerbaijan: Newruz celebrations take place in Baku as Azerbaijani people participate wearing traditional clothing.
KDP Peshmerga fire on protestors in the town of Khanesor, Shingal. Reports of casualties
Syria govt delegation in Astana : Turkey should be asked why the opposition is not attending the talks
Daylight arrest this morning in Hebron:
Israeli forces invade and arrest Abdallah Abu Turki in apartment building
Employers are allowed to ban employees from wearing visible religious symbols including headscarves, the European Court of Justice has ruled
Allouche: Forced displacement from Homs district of Al Waer - another reason why rebel delegation won't attend Astana talks
RuAF dropped incendiary bombs over several locations in Aleppo province night: Anadan, Atareb (pics) and Al-Eis.
Iraq joint operations officially announced Sheikh Mohammed village NW Mosul completely captured by Army 16th Div.
Knesset committee begins effort to activate MK Impeachment Law for Bassel Ghattas (caught on video smuggling phones to security prisoners)
The new UN report also looks at the bombing of the water facilities in Wadi Barada
Turkey says EU exercising democracy selectively, wrong to stand by Netherlands
Head of Syria rebel delegation Mohammad Allouche says they won't attend talks in Astana because "our demands were not implemented"
Dutch PM also says the Turkish sanctions are "not too bad"
"I find it bizarre that Turkey is levying sanctions when Netherlands has reasons to be very angry": Dutch PM
Israeli forces demolishing an under-construction two-story building in Issawiya (east slope of Mt Scopus) this morning
Demolition reported this morning in Al 'Isawiya, East Jerusalem
Iraq joint operations officially announce Mosul train station in central city completely captured by Federal police units.
Dzhabarov: Rumors about deployment Russian SOF in Egypt are fake
Beijing's cherry picking in Central Asia: 3 Kazakh citizens who were convicted and sentenced to prison in China, extradited to Kazakhstan
Clashes around Assyria Hotel in Mosul Iraq
Another airstrike on rebel-held Daraa
Video: airstrike on Daraa
Daraa: barrel bombs dropped on Al Balad district by helicopters
Sky above DeirEzzor Syria
ISIS suicide bomber strikes the Iraqi Army in west Mosul
Russian planes hit Al-Eis in Southern Aleppo with incendiary bombs
Photos of ISIS Suicide Belt / Rocket Launcher used during fail attack near Deir Ez Zor Airbase.
Rebels able to advance in Daraa city despite dozens of airstrikes
Iraq's army and Hashd have captured 80% of the Badush region, retaking a dozen villages and complexes.
Reports about Air Strikes Tonight targeting Anadan, Otareb, Muhandiseen
Russian airstrikes with incendiary bombs on Aleppo suburbs Atareb and Anadan in northern Syria tonight
USAF WC135C Constant Phoenix nuke sniffer - Last position logged passing over Israel at 31,000ft
Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic sources say
IS SVBIED on "wilayat Homs" frontlines near Palmyra silos
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report details the Syrian government attack on a school in Haas, Idlib. 36 civilians killed, incl. 21 children and 6 women, Syria.
"Europe has not kept promises on migrant deal, for us, that agreement has ended": Turkish Deputy PM
Night raids by SyAF/RuAF on Khan Touman and area around South Aleppo
Syrian rebel group Ahrar al-Sham releases statement on the 13th anniversary of the Qamishli massacre
Austrian Chancellor Kern says; If a Turkish minister wanted to come to Austria to campaign for the referendum We would try to prohibit this
Bahrain: Youth attack government police vehicles with molotovs in the streets of Manama tonight
Turkey says Dutch ambassador can't return, will advise parliament to withdraw from Dutch-Turkish friendship group
Turkey halts all high-level political discussions with the Netherlands
Deputy PM Kurtulmuş: Council of Ministers has decided to bar the Dutch ambassador from returning to Turkey
Moment when Dutch DSI Units disarmed the Bodyguards of Turkey Minister Kaya in Rotterdam Netherlands
Heavy airstrikes and artillery and missiles are targeting Deir Hafer
ISIS, for the first time, is claiming responsibility for an attack on the US military in Afghanistan.
Syria the announcement of "Kurdish Salvation Movement" to gain Syrian and Kurdish rights by fighting Assad government
Footage of group of Syrian Army soldiers in Jubb al Hamra village
Anti-ISIS Coalition warplanes dropped leaflets over Raqqa, saying that ISIS will be defeated and that the roads to Raqqa are now blocked.
UN Syria Commission report says that there is no evidence of SDF/YPG "ethnic cleansing"
Pro-government forces seized Electric station South of Palmyra under dust storm
IS now claiming a SVBIED on the Silos East to Palmyra
SyAF/RuAF raids on DaretEzza town West Aleppo
Syrian Turkmens message to Netherlands: (Eng-Sub)
West Daraa: heavy clashes raging in Al-Manshiyah district. Direct hit on T-55.
Anti-Daesh coalition bombed today southern and northern districts of Raqqa city
Merkel says Erdogan comments 'absurd': spokesman
US deterrence mission in Manbij has been 'successful', Pentagon says
Erdogan accuses Merkel of 'supporting terrorists'
report finds temporary displacements carried out by the SDF or the YPG in northern Syria were done with military necessity, Syria.
Turkish President Erdoğan on Turkish TV addresses German chancellor Merkel, following support for Netherlands: Shame on you
The PYD authorities gives 24 hours ultimatum for parties to obtain its authorization in their territory
Turkish President Erdogan : Turkey begins its Manbij operation in Syria. Operation ongoing
Turkey's Erdogan slams Merkel for siding with Netherlands, accuses Germany of supporting terrorism
Turkish President Erdogan says will go to European Court of Human Rights over Netherlands dispute
Turkish President Erdogan says jailed German-Turkish journalist an agent and terrorist
Russia was aware of plans to transfer US marines to NE Syria - V. Ozerov, head of the Russian Federation Council's defense committee
Spicer on Syria/ISIS: "The plan is not done yet." Won't rule out working with Russia.
Erdoğan: The president will only serve two terms, he/she won't be able to run for a third term
Russia: 3000 soldiers and 700 pieces of hardware executed a march of 1000km to get to the Astrakhan Oblast, now at the Ashuluk range.
Russian and Syrian Army soldiers in Arima, western Manbij countryside - @asonews1
Inforgraphics: The foreign militias which fight in Syria to support Assad
Rex Tillreson meets Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Joubair in Foggy Bottom
The EU has stated that it does not recognize so-called elections, which held the separatists in Abkhazia
East Aleppo:Al Khafsa water supply station is working again
IS reports that it has recaptured the village of al Buwaytir near Badush, and have destroyed "Abrams" tank in the area. Iraq
IS claims that they have killed 28 Syrian soldiers in 2 attacks in DeirEzzor, also announced the capture of a few positions. Syria
Norwegian journalist was attacked in Istanbul whom they mistook to be Dutch
Syrian Turkmens message to Netherlands
SAA captured Humaymah Saghira West to Dayr Hafir
Anti-ISIS envoy @Brett_Mcgurk has told KRP @Masoud_Barzani the United States does not want forces other than KRG and Baghdad in Sinjar.
A suicide bomber kills by him self after his explosives went off in Kismaayo town Somalia - sources
Turkey threatens to review the refugee agreement with the European Union, Turkish EU minister reveals.
SAA capture Sabkhat al-Muh advancing towards al-Abbasiyah + al-Talilah, clashes ongoing at silos
10 month ago
Syrian Army using T-62 tanks to help put out the fires caused by Daesh fighters in the gas wells in Hayyan Gas Facility near Palmyra
10 month ago
Japan PM Shinzo Abe seeks Saudi support for Aramco listing in Tokyo
Turkey not trying to influence Dutch elections: Dutch PM
The Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte says we can't negotiate with Turkey under their threats.
We will never negotiate under threats from the Turkish government - Dutch PM Rutte
10 month ago
Iraq's Federal Police and Rapid Response units are carrying out raids, searching for Da'ish fighters in captured parts of Bab Al-Tob.
Reports on Eastern-Cairo Prosecutor's Office approved the release of former Egyptian President Mubarak. Going home shortly. Egypt
10 month ago
Video: U.S military convoy near Manbij, Syria
10 month ago
Ninawa offensive: Fighters from Iraq's Hashd destroy a Da'ish car bomb after the suicide bomber fled.
Assad blaming Western and European sanctions on Syria for refugee crisis.
Hassan Omar, Mohamer Noor and Abdullahi Leesto who were former parliament members were killed in the Mogadishu attack
10 month ago
Rapid Response Division in full control of Ashur hotel central Mosul. Iraq
Former Somali MPs are among the people killed in today's Al Shabab car bombing near wehlie hotel-Andalus reported
Somalia: Al Shabab claim the credit of today's car bombing near Wehliye hotel saying they killed at least 30
Iraq denies additional US troops arrival to Al-Assad base in Anbar.
EU calls on Turkey to refrain from "excessive statements" following Nazi comments regarding Dutch
Egypt's Sisi issues presidential pardon for new batch of protesters (203 ppl) convicted by court for violating country's protest law.
10 month ago
Turkey will 'surely have sanctions' against the Netherlands: minister
NATO, European Union urge Turkey to de-escalate tensions amid diplomatic row with the Netherlands
NATO chief urges Turkey, allies to 'de-escalate' tensions
10 month ago
Iraq-i forces captured Al-Jadidah district in central Mosul city from ISIS/Daesh militants #MosulOffensive
New Phase of counter-Daesh operation in East Aleppo has begun. Tiger Forces captured Humaymah Kabirah
HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, spoke to Indian PM to convey his felicitations to PM at the election results
Basil Al-Araj's father is held aloft outside Palest Court bldg on Sunday, makes remarks
10 month ago
Gaza-Israel: Ahfad al-Sahaba claims rocket attack targeting Nir Oz, Eshkol Region this morning, Israeli media and authorities say false alarm
Acc to the Homs governor the process will take approx. 6-8 weeks and will coincide with return of state institutions to al-Waer
Military source: SAA regains control over the electricity facility south of Palmyra East Homs
United Nations says 2016 was the harshest year of civil war yet for young children in Syria
Syria rebels will not attend Astana peace talks: spokesman
Homs province governor says reached agreement with rebels to evacuate Al-Waer district: state media
Russian foreign ministry says Russia is ready to resume contacts with USA over Syria: Interfax
North Idlib: Rebels seized over Al-Azraq and Al-Zaghab positions South of Fuah.
10 month ago
Ahrar Al Sham rebels at Kurdish mount in Northern Latakia
Acc to Aljazeera, Gov and rebels with Russian mediation renew the cease-fire agreement in the Besieged neighborhood of Al-Wa'er in Homs
10 month ago
Turkish soldiers found a cave that used by PKK fighters in Şınak/Uludere mountain areas. Also 13 fighters killed in this operation.
Eastern Damascus: Rebels took back positions lost earlier to pro-Government forces between Barzeh and Qabun. One group of 4th Division ambushed.
Chinese and Turkish troops to take part in the Pakistan day parade for the first time
Iraq forces retake 'over a third' of west Mosul; IS fighters 'trapped' after last road out of city is cut
10 month ago
The "ex-President" of Abkhazia Ankvab wins the "parliamentary elections" in the first round
Somalia: Two separate car bombs kill at least 9 people in Mogadishu today. No group has claimed yet.
10 month ago
In pictures: Photos show firefighters and risidents arrived after a car bomb went off near Wehlie hotel, Somalia. 10 reportedly killed, 5 others wounded
Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb to Turkey in Saturday; "Those are not Turkish citizens, they are Dutch citizens living in the Netherlands"
Dutch warn citizens in Turkey to take care amid 'diplomatic tensions'
YEMEN: Reports Pakistani troops will be deployed to the southern border of KSA to defend against Houthi attacks.
Turkey tells Netherlands in diplomatic notes that treatment of Turkish Minister is breach of Vienna Convention
Turkey summons Dutch charge d'affaires third time amid crisis with the Netherlands
Somalia: Over 8 people killed and 5 others wounded in a car bomb blast near Wehlie hotel which is frequented by foreigners & govt officials
10 month ago
Police in Jenin arrested 4 members of family of suspected attacker of 2 soldiers at Lions gate in Jerusalem
10 month ago
Saudi deputy crown prince goes to meet Trump - agency
Somalia's minister of fisheries and marine resources, Mohamed Omar Aymoy survived from today's attack near Somalian Wehlie hotel, 2 bodyguards wounded
Wehlie hotel locates near the country's interior ministry and it popular with govt officials. No group has claimed the credit of the blast in Somalia`s capital
Latest on Mosul: Iraqi army advances against ISIS in West Mosul slows down due to poor weather conditions.
Over 10 people reportedly killed in today's explosion at wehlie hotel, EPA photographer: " I counted the dead bodies of ten people."
10 month ago
Russian army distributing aid in Arima, west of Manbij
Counter Terrorism Service liberates Al-Nafut (oil) district in Mosul.
Iraq-i forces advance and liberate Naft neighborhood in western Mosul : Operation Command.
Displaced Mosul families tell Rudaw of extreme shortage of food, lack of clean drinking water in West of Mosul, where fighting is ongoing.
Russia launched a surprise inspection of troops at bases in Armenia and Abkhazia
Somalia explosion: A car loaded with explosioves went off at wehlie hotel, wintesses saw over 10 people lying on the ground
A big explosion has taken place around Somalia's parliament building, the target is unknown yet
German lawmakers call for withdrawal of Bundeswehr troops from Turkey
South Military district of Russia declared battle alert due to snap readiness check
Loud explosion heard in Mogadishu
Mogadishu's spokesperson says only the suicide bomber has been confirmed dead in the blast, 3 others wounded
A suicide blast reported in Mogadishu's Wadajir district, casualties feared