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Al-Shabab Threatens to Retaliate for Kenya Incursion

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Somali militant group al-Shabab is threatening attacks against Kenya unless the Kenyan government pulls its troops from Somali territory. Kenyan soldiers and armored vehicles entered southern Somalia over the weekend in what the government called a “pursuit” operation against al-Shabab, which Kenya blames for a series of kidnappings near the Kenya-Somali border. Speaking to reporters […]

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Kenyan Troops Push into Southern Somalia

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan troops have pushed further into southern Somalia, after crossing the border to fight the militant group al-Shabab. Residents of the area said Monday that Kenyan troops, backed by armored vehicles, were near the village of Qoqani, which al-Shabab abandoned on Saturday. Al-Shabab has vowed to fight back against the Kenyans, calling on all Somalis […]

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Kenyan Troops Push into Southern Somalia

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Residents in Somalia say Kenyan troops have pushed farther into the southern part of the country, after crossing the border to fight against the militant group al-Shabab. The residents said Monday the troops backed by armored vehicles were near the town of Qoqani. An official with Ras Kamboni – a militia allied with the Somali […]

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Kenyan Troops Enter Southern Somalia

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Reports from southern Somalia say Kenyan troops have entered the area to fight against the militant group al-Shabab, though Kenya’s defense minister denies the claim. An official with Ras Kamboni, a militia allied with the Somali government, tells VOA that about 400 Kenyan soldiers crossed the border on Friday and were in the Lower Jubba […]

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Kenyan Troops Enter Southern Somalia

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Reports from southern Somalia say Kenyan troops have entered the area, though Kenya’s defense minister denies the claim. An official with Ras Kamboni, a militia group allied with the Somali government, tells VOA that about 400 Kenyan soldiers crossed the border on Friday and were in the Lower Jubba region as of Sunday, assisting Somali […]

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Defense Minister Denies Kenyan Troops in Somalia

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s defense minister is denying reports the country has sent troops into Somalia to chase the militant group al-Shabab. The French news agency and a Kenyan newspaper, The Standard, reported Sunday that Kenyan forces have crossed the Somali border. But in an interview with VOA , Kenyan Defense Minister Yusuf Haji dismissed the reports as […]

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Officials: Kenyan Forces to Pursue Somali Militants

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan security officials say their forces will pursue Somali militants across the Kenya-Somali border, following the kidnapping of four Europeans in recent weeks. Internal Security Minister George Saitoti says Kenya is being threatened with a serious level of terrorism. Defense Minister Yusuf Haji says Kenyan forces have a right to pursue the militants if Kenya […]

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Italy Says US, British Forces Free Hijacked Ship

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Italy says U.S. and British forces have freed an Italian vessel that was hijacked off Somalia on Monday. The MV Montecristo had been seized 1,000 kilometers off Somalia’s eastern coast, carrying 23 crew members from Italy, Ukraine and India. The Italian foreign ministry said Tuesday that the ship was freed by units of the U.S. […]

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Italy Says British Forces Free Hijacked Ship

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Italy’s defense ministry says British commandos have freed an Italian vessel that was hijacked off Somalia Monday. The MV Montecristo had been seized 1,000 kilometers off Somalia’s eastern coast, carrying a crew of 23. The company that owns the ship, the D’Alesio Group, said Tuesday that international “intervention units” were monitoring the situation.

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Firm Says Ship Hijacked Off Somali Coast

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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An Italian company says one of its ships appears to have been hijacked off the coast of Somalia. The D’Alesio Group says the MV Montecristo activated its security alarm Monday evening while located about 1,000 kilometers east of the Somali coast. The firm says the last message from the captain indicated the ship had been […]

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