Sunday, June 7, 2009

Somalia battles escalate

The Islamic Courts Union (ICU) is no longer a union at all; al-Shabaab has for months now gone its own way and what was the ICU is now fragmented into regionally-defined pro- and anti- Transitional Federal Government (TFG) elements...

...and they are doing a bang-up job of killing each other in the streets.

The one part of that report (cited in the link) is the possible demise of Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys. That would be a very good thing, but I'll believe it when they find the body. For reference, he is a listed supporter of terrorist organizations under U.S. Executive Order 13224. General Information on Aweys can be found in this Personal Profile from Wikipedia. As always, please check the sources there.

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