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Al Qaeda On The Run In Somalia

May 24, 2012

Somalia Launches Offensive To Clear Al-Qaeda From Refugee Camp — The Telegraph

A major offensive has begun to clear Somalia’s al-Qaeda-allied Islamist army from the world’s largest camp for people displaced by war and famine.

The attack is the first time that Somalia’s government troops, backed by African Union peacekeeping soldiers, has moved out of Mogadishu and taken the fight directly into al-Shabaab strongholds.

It follows months of relative stability in the capital since the Islamists retreated in August last year, and shows that al-Qaeda’s affiliate on the Horn of Africa is again on the back foot, analysts said.

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More News On The Somali Military Offensive Against Al Qaeda

As troops advance in Somalia, thousands flee — Seattle PI/AP
African Union Begins Anti-Rebel Offensive North of Mogadishu — Bloomberg
Somalis flee Afgoye advance by African Union troops — BBC
AU, Somali troops attack Islamist stronghold of Afgoye — AFP
Somalia: African Union Troops Close In On Al Shabab Camp — International Business Times
Somali, AU troops target militant stronghold — CNN
AU forces intensify attack on Somali rebels — Reuters
AU, Somali troops launch offensive against al-Shabab — Deutsche Welle
Islamists flee as Somali, AU troops advance on key base — New Vision
Al-Qaeda on the run as troops advance in Somalia — Somaliland Press