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Al-Shabab Militants Withdraw From Somali Capital

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s U.N.-backed federal government is hailing the news that al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants have begun pulling out of Mogadishu. In a statement Saturday, Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali said it is a “tremendous step forward” towards a more stable Somalia. He said the al-Shabab retreat was the result of military operations earlier in the week by […]

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Al-Shabab Militants Withdraw From Somali Capital

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s U.N.-backed federal government is hailing the news that al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants have begun pulling out of Mogadishu. In a statement Saturday, Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali said it is a “tremendous step forward” towards a more stable Somalia. He said the al-Shabab retreat was the result of military operations earlier in the week by […]

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Al-Shabab Militants Withdraw From Somali Capital

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s U.N.-backed federal government is hailing the news that al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants have pulled out of Mogadishu. In a statement Saturday, Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali said it was a “tremendous step forward” towards a more stable Somalia. He said the al-Shabab retreat was the result of military operations earlier in the week by the […]

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Al-Shabab Militants Withdraw From Somali Capital

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Somali government and Islamist spokesmen say al-Qaida linked al-Shabab militants are pulling out of Mogadishu. An al-Shabab spokesman says the group began leaving its positions in Mogadishu late Friday. He called it a strategic move to prevent a counter attack. He said al-Shabab will remain in other towns in southern Somalia. Al-Shabab has been fighting […]

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Deadly Battle Between Philippine Soldiers, Islamist Rebels

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Philippine military spokesman says seven soldiers were killed and 21 were wounded during a firefight with al-Qaida-linked militants on a remote southern island. Lieutenant Colonel Randolph Cabangbang says the fight occurred on Jolo Island before dawn Thursday. He says the soldiers were pursuing a small group of Abu Sayyaf fighters when they accidentally came […]

Greek Militants Convicted for 2009 Bombings

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in Athens has convicted six members of the Greek militant group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire for three separate terrorist bombings in 2009. The six were given prison terms Tuesday ranging from 11 to 25 years. A sixth member of the group was sentenced on charges unrelated to the bombings. Two members […]

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Nigerian Militants Set Strict Terms for Talks

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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A radical Islamic sect in northern Nigeria says it will continue deadly attacks in the region unless the government meets strict terms for talks. In a statement, Boko Haram insists that strict Islamic law be imposed across northern Nigeria and that the government of northeastern Borno state resign. The group is also demanding that all […]

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