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Africa Horn
Kenya forces clash with Al shabab in south Somalia
2012-11-13
[Shabelle] The Kenyan army serving under The African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) engaged fierce festivities on Monday with Al shabab fighters in south west Somalia, reports said.

There were differing accounts of which side bore the brunt of the fighting in the small town of Gursar in Gedo region, the worst involving Kenyan troops since they invaded into Somalia October last year, to pursue Al shabab, which Nairobi blames string of attacks and kidnappings against foreign aid workers in its soil.

The situation is reported to be calm on Monday afternoon after the skirmish subsided and the area is under Somali and Kenyan forces.
Posted by:Fred

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