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18th June, 2022 IR MAPPING

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  • In Somalia, the residents and Security forces have killed more than 70 militants in Bahdo town.
  • The militants belonged to the Al Shabaab fighters group.


  • Somalia is officially the Federal Republic of Somalia.
  • It is a country in the Horn of Africa.
  • It is bordered by;
    • Ethiopia in the west.
    • Djibouti in the northwest.
    • The Gulf of Aden in the north.
    • The Indian Ocean in the east.
    • Kenya to the southwest.
  • Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa's mainland.
  • Somalia is separated from Seychelles by the Somali Sea.
  • Somalia is located at the mouth of the Bab-el-Mandeb; the gateway to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.
  • Somalia has only two permanent rivers, the Jubba and Shabelle.
  • Somalia is a semi-arid country with about 1.64% arable land.
    • Hot conditions prevail year-round, with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall.
  • Somalia has an estimated population of around 15 million.
    • Around 85% of its residents are ethnic Somalis.
    • Most people in the country are Muslims, the majority of them Sunni.
  • The official languages of Somalia are Somali and Arabic.


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