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Kenyan Navy Sinks Boat of Suspected al-Shabab Militants

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan military officials say their navy has sunk another boat carrying suspected al-Shabab militants. A Navy spokesman says Kenyan forces fired on the boat in the area Ras Kamboni on Friday, after the vessel refused to stop for identification as it sped toward Kenyan waters. Kenya has not confirmed the number of casualties. Earlier this […]

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Kenya Warns Eritrea About Alleged Arming of Al-Shabab

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya has threatened to take unspecified action against Eritrea on suspicion that the country is supplying the Somali militant group al-Shabab. Kenya’s foreign minister Moses Wetangula summoned Eritrea’s ambassador for a meeting in Nairobi Friday. Afterward, he told a news conference that he had “raised concern” about intelligence Kenya has showing arms flowing from Eritrea […]

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Kenya Tweets Warning: Do Not Sell Donkeys to Al-Shabab

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A Kenyan military spokesman has sent out this warning on Twitter: Do not sell donkeys to Somali militant group al-Shabab. Major Emmanuel Chirchir has been using the social networking site to communicate with the public as Kenya’s military battles the al-Qaida-linked militant group on Somali soil. Chirchir tweeted on Thursday that al-Shabab militants have “resorted […]

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Somalis Brace for Kenyan Air Strikes

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Somalis are preparing themselves for air strikes by the Kenyan military after army spokesman Emmanuel Chirchir warned that Kenya plans to attacks militant bases across Somalia. Chirchir said Kenyan military aircraft also plan to target weapons that were flown into Somalia on two planes and delivered to al-Shabab militant group. He urged Somalis to stay […]

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Eritrea Denies Reports it Sent Arms to Al-Shabab

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Eritrea has denied media reports that it sent two planes loaded with weapons to al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia. Eritrea’s foreign affairs ministry released a statement Wednesday calling the accusations “pure fabrication and outright lies.” The ministry denied Eritrea supplies weapons to the al-Qaida-linked group and claimed the reports were part of a “disinformation campaign” […]

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Eritrea Denies Reports it Sent Arms to Al-Shabab

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Eritrea has denied media reports that it sent two planes loaded with weapons to al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia. Eritrea’s foreign affairs ministry released a statement Wednesday calling the accusations “pure fabrication and outright lies.” The ministry again denied that it has supplied weapons to the al-Qaida-linked group and claimed the reports were part of […]

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Kenya’s Government Says Shabab Rebels Receiving Arms Deliveries

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan government officials and local media say that two unspecified aircraft have made a delivery of weapons to al-Shabab militants, who are locked in a battle against the Kenyan army in southern Somalia. Kenya’s government said in a statement that the planes landed Tuesday in the southern Somali town of Baidoa, which is under control […]

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Kenya to Probe Civilian Deaths in Somalia

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya says it is investigating reports of civilian deaths stemming from the country’s military campaign in Somalia. The probe comes days after aid group Doctors Without Borders said five people were killed when Kenyan airstrikes hit a camp for internally displaced people in the southern Somali town of Jilib. Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga said […]

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Kenya’s Army Chief Says No Deadline On Troops In Somalia

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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SOUND: Joselow CR # 1555185 Kenya-Somalia, General Karangi Acts Kenya says its troops will stay in neighboring Somalia as long as necessary to stop attacks by Somalian-based radical Islamists on its soil. Kenya’s military chief General Julius Karangi told reporters in Nairobi Saturday there is no timeline on the operation against Al-Shabaab rebels. He said […]

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Blast Strikes Military Convoy in Eastern Kenya

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A blast struck a paramilitary convoy in eastern Kenya on Friday, seriously wounding three security officers . The explosion happened just outside the town of Garissa on a road that leads to Kenya’s massive Dadaab refugee complex and continues to the Somali border about 150 kilometers away. Authorities were investigating if a land mine or […]

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