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Somalia Islamist Insurgents

Somali Islamic Militants Ban Music On Airwaves

AP | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN and MOHAMED SHEIKH NOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Rock, rap and love songs once filled the airwaves in Somalia's war-torn capital, one of the few pleasures residents had. Bu...

Somali Militants Capture Strategic Town, Setback To Unstable Government

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hardline Islamist militants have captured a strategically important town north of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, eyewitnesses say....

Somali President Ahmed Enacts Islamic Sharia Law; Insurgency Continues

Voice Of America | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As Islamist insurgents continued an assault on government forces in Mogadishu, President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed signed a bill late Wednesday enacting Isl...

Somali Insurgents Vow To Topple Government

AP | MOHAMED SHEIKH NOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Pro-government militias and Islamic insurgents battled in Somalia's capital Wednesday for a fourth day, as an insurgent lea...

Somali Soldiers, Police Deserting And Taking Weapons: UN

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than 80% of Somalia's soldiers and police - about 15,000 members - have deserted, some taking weapons, uniforms and vehicles, the UN says. The...