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Kenya Says Foreign Forces Join Fight Against Somali Militants

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya says other foreign military forces have joined an offensive against al-Shabaab militants in Somalia. Military spokesman Emmanuel Chirchir said Sunday that a French naval ship bombed the southern Somali town of Kuday near the rebel stronghold Kismayo. Warplanes have also carried out airstrikes in recent days in Kismayo, but it is not clear who […]

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NATO: 200 Afghan Militants Killed or Captured

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says Afghan and coalition forces have killed or captured an estimated 200 insurgents in operations in eastern Afghanistan during the past week. A NATO spokesman said Monday the military operations were Afghan-led with support from the international alliance forces. NATO says at least 20 insurgents with links to the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network were among […]

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Kenya Says Somali Militants on the Run

Posted October 22nd, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya says Somalia’s al-Shabab militants were on the run after it deployed more ground troops and launched airstrikes against rebel targets to secure its border against Somali insurgents. Kenya’s army reported Saturday that its air and ground forces had pushed further across southern Somalia in its pursuit of al-Shabab. The government said forces had moved […]

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Kenya Says Somali Militants on the Run

Posted October 22nd, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya says Somalia’s al-Shabab militants were on the run after it deployed more ground troops and launched airstrikes against rebel targets to secure its border against Somali insurgents. Kenya’s army reported Saturday that its air and ground forces had pushed further across southern Somalia in its pursuit of al-Shabab. The government said forces had moved […]

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Kenya Detains Muslim Cleric, Two Doctors in al-Shabab Crackdown

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya has arrested a Muslim cleric and two doctors with alleged ties to al-Shabab militants in neighboring Somalia, where Kenya’s military has continued to pursue al-Shabab insurgents. The doctors appeared in a Nairobi court on Friday, where they pleaded not guilty to terrorism related charges. The physicians, Ali Omar Salim and Adan Hassan Hillow, operated […]

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Kenya Arrests Two Doctors with Suspected Ties to al-Shabab

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police have arrested two doctors with suspected ties to the Somali insurgent group al-Shabab, while the Kenyan military continues its cross-border hunt for al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia. Police said Friday the two doctors were detained in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. They were due to appear in court Friday on terror-related charges. A Kenyan […]

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Kenya Arrests Two Doctors with Suspected Ties to al-Shabab

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police have arrested two doctors with suspected ties to the Somali insurgent group al-Shabab, while the Kenyan military continues its cross-border hunt for members of al-Shabab in southern Somalia. Police said Friday the two doctors were detained in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. They are due to appear in court Friday on terror-related charges. A […]

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Reports: Al-Shabab Strikes Back in Mogadishu District

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Somalia say al-Shabab militants have recaptured most of an important district of Mogadishu from African Union troops. Journalists and witnesses tell VOA the al-Qaida-linked group retook the Daynile district Thursday, not long after Somali officials said pro-government forces and AU troops were in control. Witnesses also say they saw the bodies of at […]

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Reports: Al-Shabab Strikes Back in Mogadishu District

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Somalia say al-Shabab militants have recaptured most of an important Mogadishu district, after launching a fierce counterattack that killed dozens of African Union troops. Journalists and witnesses told VOA the al-Qaida-linked group retook the Daynile district Thursday afternoon, and they said sporadic gunfire continued into the evening. Witnesses also told VOA they had […]

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Al-Shabab Loses Last Mogadishu District

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab has been driven from its last stronghold in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Officials say Somali government and African Union forces seized control of Mogadishu’s Daynile district in a joint military operation early Thursday. A government statement calls Daynile a “strategic corridor” that connects Mogadishu to Somalia’s Middle and Lower Shabelle regions. […]

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