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Somalia: A timeline of change in a troubled country
August 2011: African Union troops push Al Shabab out of Mogadishu in a coordinated offensive with Somali government troops.
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In Somalia, optimism rises
In Somalia, optimism rises - CSMonitor.com
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2/16/12 - Aseries of attacks on refugees, aid workers, and Kenyan police has dramatically changed Dadaab refugee camp, which has existed as a camp for over 20 years. Many believe that these attacks are linked to Al Shabab (perhaps in retaliation for Kenya’s recent military incursion into southern Somalia) but the details are not entirely clear.
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Somalia: Civil War Years, 1990s to Present - The Enough Project
Somalia: Civil War Years, 1990s to Present
2/11/12 - The United Nation Security Council last week released details on the strength and command structure of the expanded Amisom peacekeeping force. United Nations Security Council, Council, The East, United Nations, Command, East Africa, Economics, Force
The East African
2/11/12 - The United Nation Security Council last week released details on the strength and command structure of the expanded Amisom peacekeeping force.
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PressTV
11/2/2011 - A US drone attack has killed 20 civilians and injured 60 others in southern Somalia, Press TV reports.
By February 2009, al-Shabaab controlled most of southern Somalia, including the capital of Mogadishu, as depicted in this map. Ethiopia, Al Shabaab, Al, Map, Southern, The Capital
Somalia: What is al-Shabaab? - The Enough Project
By February 2009, al-Shabaab controlled most of southern Somalia, including the capital of Mogadishu, as depicted in this map.
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Al-Shabab
Al Shabaab page includes: Introduction, Leadership and Divisions, Tactics and Motivations, Links to al-Qaeda, Future of the Organization
11/15/11: "What’s wrong with Kenya’s invasion of Somalia" - Whatever the actual political motivations of this new effort, military force is unlikely to solve Somalia’s Problems
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11/15/11: "What’s wrong with Kenya’s invasion of Somalia" - Whatever the actual political motivations of this new effort, military force is unlikely to solve Somalia’s Problems
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Blogs
10/27/11: "Somalia: Kenya’s Invasion and Objectives" - Al-Shabaab is made up of anywhere between 3,000 to around 14,000 fighters by Micah Zenko October 27, 2011
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Somalia - Siad Barre and Scientific Socialism
Siad Barre and Scientific Socialism
FRONTLINE: Ambush in Mogadishu, Interview with Amb. Robert Oakley
Interviews - Ambassador Robert Oakley | Ambush in Mogadishu | FRONTLINE
FRONTLINE: Ambush in Mogadishu, Interview with Amb. Robert Oakley
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6/4/08 "Red Cross: Somalia facing severe famine"
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Somalia: Challenges to Dictatorship through Black Hawk Down, 1976-1990s - The Enough Project
See a map of ethnic clan distribution throughout Somalia as of 2006.