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Somali Pirates Kill Hostages Jean Adam, Scott Adam, Phyllis Macay, Bob Riggle of Coast of Eastern Africa

Four yachting enthusiasts from California and Washington became the first Americans slain by Somali pirates since a wave of attacks began six years ago. Jean and Scott Adam, a couple from California, and Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle, of Seattle, Washington, who had been sailing around the world since December 2004 with a yacht carrying […]

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African Union and al-Shabab Fighters Clash in Mogadishu, 11 Killed

At least 11 people killed in violent fighting between Somalia’s main opposition, al-Shabab fighters, and African Union (AU) peacekeepers in Mogadishu. Nine civilians were killed. The violence erupted early Friday near the K4 area in southeastern Mogadishu, a major flashpoint. Wikipedia: Council of Islamic Courts | al-Shabab | Battle of Mogadishu (2009) Wardhigley district | […]

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Somalia Fighting Kills at Least 18 in Two Villages: Baladwayne & Dhobley

The Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca militia, which is aligned with President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed’s weak UN-backed administration, attacked Hizbul Islam insurgents in Baladwayne on Sunday and heavy machine gun fire continued Monday. In a separate conflict, Hizbul Islam fighters fought with members of another guerrilla group, al Shabaab in Dhobley. The al Shabaab is al Qaeda’s […]

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