Skip to comments.Shabaab takes control of Somalia's seat of government
Posted on 01/26/2009 6:56:17 PM PST by Cindy
Al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia took control of the last stronghold of Somalia's troubled Transitional Federal Government today, just hours after Ethiopian troops withdrew.
Forces from Shabaab rolled into the southern town of Baidoa less than one day after Ethiopian soldiers pulled out of the town. Shabaab forces clashed with "a group of rag-tag clan militias" that attempted to stop their advance, Garowe reported. The militia fled after a brief gun battle. Four people were reported killed and 10 more were wounded in the brief fighting.
Shabaab took control of strategic locations in Baidoa, including the parliament, police stations, and an airfield. Several politicians, including a minister in the Transitional Federal Government, were captured by Shabaab forces, but were quickly released."
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Thanks very much for posting, Cindy. Very interesting. BTTT!!!
Yes, it is and you’re welcome P Galt.
Somalia is a lost cause.
Just assume that is is a perpetual anarchy with a bunch of Islamic terrorists always ready to spread death and pesitlence.
Btw, a bit off topic, did you get a chance to read this updated thread about 15 Americans arrested in Somalia today?
maybe they will play with the plague, just for fun
I finally watched Blackhawk Down. Somalia is a toilet.
New home for bin Laden?