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4 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Somali troops oust militants from southern town

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali government troops fighting alongside African Union troops ousted Islamic militants from a southern town they have been controlling, an official said Saturday.

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4 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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African, Somali troops retake town on way to rebel stronghold

By Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - African peacekeeping troops and Somali forces recaptured a southern town from Islamist al Shabaab rebels on Saturday, bringing them a step closer to the insurgent stronghold of Barawe, commanders said. Al Shabaab ruled most of the southern region of Somalia from 2006 until 2011 when African troops marched into the capital. We have chased ...

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8 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Troops 'liberate' Islamist stronghold in Somalia offensive

African Union forces claimed to have liberated a former Shebab stronghold in Somalia on Saturday as part of a joint offensive with government troops aimed at capturing key ports from the Islamist fighters. The AU mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it had captured the town of Bulomarer, some 160 kilometres (100 miles) southwest of the capital Mogadishu. "Operation Indian Ocean ...

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9 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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UN Condemns U.S. Police Brutality, Calls For 'Stand Your Ground' Review

* Panel issues recommendations after review of U.S. record * Says killing of Michael Brown "not an isolated event" * Decries racial bias of police, pervasive discrimination * ACLU calls for addressing racial inequality in America GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police ...

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12 HOURS AGO - Fox News

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Somalia launches offensive against Islamic extremists in country's south

Military officials say the Somali army, backed by African Union forces, has launched a long-awaited operation against al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab fighters in southern Somalia.

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