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Somalia:Islamists face crackdown – Somali President

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Laaska News  August 10,2011

The Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed
has pledged everything in his government’s power to rid Somalia of the radical Islamist group Al-Shabaab.

He was speaking in the Tanzanian capital Dar el-Salaam on Wednesday a few days after forces of the African Union helped the Somali army to expel Al-Shabaab from Mogadishu.

In the period since the collapse of its last central government in 1991, Somalia has been faring as an assemblage of three separate entities: Puntland and Somaliland in the north and Somalia proper in the south. Only the latter one is internationally recognized. Much of it is still controlled by Al-Shabaab, which prevents food aid from getting through.

Laaska News.