Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Large Defection of al Shabaab in Somalia

The al Shabaab Islamist movement has been having a difficult go at it lately. It was recently kicked out of almost all of Mogadishu, allowing in the provisional government. AMISOM fighters have also dislodged the Islamist fighters from other parts of the country and have brought in reinforcements. Now a large chunk of al Shabaab's militias have defected:
An entire faction called Hizbul Islam, has also split from the larger al-Shabaab and is likely to side with the Somali government.
No doubt the terror group is attempting a new offensive in the capital, but seem to be losing momentum quickly. Please bookmark!

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