Posts Tagged ‘southern somalia’

Ethiopian tanks advance on key Somali town

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 22, 2012

Ethiopian troops in battle tanks thrust into rebel-held Somalia regions Tuesday, sparking heavy fighting as they advanced towards the major Shebab stronghold of Baidoa, witnesses said. Read more…

Kenya, Somalia seek int’l aid for internal displaced Somalis

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 2 ,2011
By Christine Lagat
NAIROBI, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) — Kenyan and Somali governments on Tuesday appealed for humanitarian support to help internal displaced Somalis who are facing acute food shortages. Read more…

War in Southern Somalia:Push to take Kismayu ‘is on course’ + Related News

Friday, October 28, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 28,2011              Kenya Media

Laban Walloga | Nation A Kenya Army jeep at the Ishakani border point in Kiunga as it heads for the battlefront in Somalia on October 27, 2011. Kenyan troops killed nine Al-Shabaab fighters and injured several others during an ambush. Photo:Nation Read more…

Somalia:Somalia’s Al Shabaab vows to “foil Kenyan aggression”

Monday, October 17, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 17,2011

MOGADISHU, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) — Somalia’s Islamists rebels Al Shabaab who control much of southern Somalia said on Monday that they will fight against Kenyan troops after they crossed over into Somalia to pursue the radical fighters. Read more…

US ‘opposed Kenya on Somalia buffer zone’ – Nation

Thursday, September 8, 2011 Comments off
Map of Jubaland State of Somalia

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Laaska News  Sept. 8,2011
The United States strongly opposes Kenya’s effort to establish a buffer zone in southern Somalia, a leaked diplomatic cable shows.

In the December 2009 message recently posted by WikiLeaks, a US State Department official is said to have “forcibly underscored” Washington’s concerns over reports that Kenya was “recruiting and training an ethnic Somali force as part of a ‘Jubaland’ initiative”.

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