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Pro-government militia seizes second Somali town

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posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 06:22 AM
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Pro-government militia seizes second Somali town


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NAIROBI (Reuters) - Pro-government militiamen in southern Somalia have seized a second town from rebels as President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's fragile administration seeks to crush the insurgents, witnesses said on Wednesday.

Western security agencies say Somalia, which has been torn by civil war for the past 18 years, has become a haven for militants plotting attacks in the Horn of Africa and beyond.

The international community is trying to bolster Ahmed's U.N.-backed government, which until this week only controlled small pockets of the coastal capital Mogadishu.
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posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 06:22 AM
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Al Shabaab grip in Somalia is now broken. At this rate the worldwide destruction of all major militant organizations may be accomplished by the end of the year.

They hung in there for a while, I wonder what happened in the last 2 weeks that caused such a profound change of direction. Someone in the background must be doing some really interesting things to make this group flee without fighting.

If the past is any indicator...So goes Mogadishu, so goes the War on Terror.



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