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AU, Somali Forces Target al-Shabab Training Camp

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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African Union and Somali forces have launched a military operation against what they say is a major training camp for al-Shabab militants outside Somalia’s capital. The African Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM) said in a statement Wednesday the operation aims to capture Lanta-Buro village, 40 kilometers west of Mogadishu. Officials hope capturing the village will […]

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US Puts Sanctions on 6 for al-Shabab Support

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has placed financial sanctions on two Eritrean officials and four other East Africans it accuses of supporting the Somali militant group al-Shabab. The U.S. Treasury Department designated the six men Thursday under a 2010 presidential order that allows the government to freeze property of individuals contributing to the conflict in Somalia. U.S. […]

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US Puts Sanctions on 6 for al-Shabab Support

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has placed financial sanctions on two Eritrean officials and four other East Africans it accuses of supporting Somali militant group al-Shabab. The Treasury Department designated the six men on Thursday under a 2010 presidential order that allows the government to freeze property of individuals contributing to the conflict in Somalia. The Eritreans […]

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US Puts Sanctions on 6 for al-Shabab Support

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has placed financial sanctions on six East Africans, including two Eritrean officials accused by Washington of supporting the Somali militant group al-Shabab. The Treasury Department designated the six men on Thursday under a 2010 presidential order that allows the government to freeze property of individuals contributing to the conflict in Somalia. The […]

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Somali, AU Forces Clear Last of al-Shabab Near Afgoye

Posted May 27th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Somali and African Union forces have cleared pockets of al-Shabab resistance from Elasha Biyaha, a region west of Mogadishu and home to more than 400,000 internally displaced refugees. Somali and AU fighters seized control Afgoye Friday, a major town in Elasha Biyaha. They have also reopened the road between Afgoye and Mogadishu. Somali officials say […]

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Al-Shabab – Kenya Timeline

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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REcent Alleged Al-Shabab violence in Kenya and police/military response: October 16, 2011: Kenyan troops are deployed into Somalia following high profile kidnappings. Kenya blames al-Shabab for crimes and says the troop deployment is for self-defense. October 24, 2011: Al-Shabab stages two grenade attacks in Nairobi. 14 people are injured at a nightclub; 1 person is […]

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Somalia’s al-Shabab Rebels Lose Control of Baidoa

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s al-Shabab insurgents suffered a major defeat Wednesday when they were forced to surrender control of Baidoa, the country’s third largest city that was considered an important rebel base. The fall of Baidoa in the face of an offensive by forces belonging to the African Union mission in Somalia came on the same day the […]

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Al-Shabab Loses Key Somali Town

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopian and Somali government troops have captured a key stronghold of the Somali militant group al-Shabab. Witnesses say the troops took control of Baidoa without a fight Wednesday, after al-Shabab fighters withdrew from the town. The town, located in southwestern Somalia, was home to the country’s Transitional Federal Government until al-Shabab captured it in 2009. […]

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Al-Shabab Loses Key Somali Town

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopian and Somali government forces have captured a key town in southwestern Somalia from militant group al-Shabab. Witnesses tell VOA that troops took control of Baidoa without a fight Wednesday, after al-Shabab fighters withdrew from the town. The town was once the home of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government, until al-Shabab took control of it in […]

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Al-Shabab Loses Key Somali Town

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopian and Somali government forces have captured a key town in southwestern Somalia from militant group al-Shabab. Witnesses tell VOA that troops took control of Baidoa without a fight Wednesday, after al-Shabab fighters withdrew from the town. The town was once the home of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government, until al-Shabab took control of it in […]

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