Somalia 2007

Somalia 2007

Africa
Yearbook 2007 Somalia. In early January, Provisional Government President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmad arrived in the capital Mogadishu, where, just before the New Year, Ethiopian forces had driven out the Islamist militia that ruled the city in the fall of 2006. Several of the city's warlords joined the government side. In southern Somalia, US flights carried out a pair of bombs against the remains of the Islamist militia, which according to the United States was linked to the terror network al-Qaeda. Soon, however, it turned out that the government troops and the Ethiopian army did not have full control over Mogadishu. Both Islamists and local clan militia continued to resist and the fighting increased rapidly. A total of 1,200 Ugandan soldiers, who would represent an African Union peacekeeping force, arrived in…
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