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Africa Horn
Fear and tension are high in Ufurow district in south west Somalia.
2012-12-17
[Shabelle] Reports from the district of Ufurow, which is part of Bay region in south west Somalia, say that tension between Somali government forces backed by Æthiopian forces and snuffies from Alshabab is running high in that area.

Ufurow was under the control of Al shabab but Somali government accompanied by Æthiopian forces entered that district yesterday though they withdrew from it later in the day.

Residents in the small town of Ufurow, who spoke to Shabelle on the phone, say that there is a military build-up of both sides around the town though the situation is relatively calm now.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pound, the lost dog backed into the corner and showed its teeth. Really big teeth...
residents have begun to flee from the town in fear of possible battle between Alshabab and Somali government inside the small town.

Al shabab, which was controlling much south and central Somalia, has now become a diminishing force after Somali government backed by forces from the African union mission and from neighboring countries militarily pushed the group out of major urban areas in south and central Somalia.

The group now uses suicide kabooms and targeted liquidations against all those opposing its violent ideology.
Posted by:Fred

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