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The battle against al-Shabaab in Somaliaupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 12:23:00

African Union and Somali forces launch a new offensive against al-Shabaab militants in the war torn African nation.

African man tied to Somali terror group pleads guiltyupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 20:41:00

A man from the Horn of Africa has pleaded guilty to conspiring with al-Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked terror organization, and traveling to Somalia to receive military training from the group, federal officials announced Wednesday.

Kenyan PM wants to take Al-Shabaab stronghold in Somalia by Augustupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 07:52:00

Kenya's prime minister has put a deadline on capturing a key military objective in Somalia, drawing a line in the sand in his country's war with Islamic militants.

Somali Islamists offer 10 camels as bounty for Obamaupdated: Sat Jun 09 2012 10:45:00

The United States offers millions for information leading to the capture of the world's most wanted terrorists.

U.S. puts bounties on 7 key members of Somali terror groupupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 09:40:00

The United States is offering millions of dollars for the whereabouts of seven key members of the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based terror group behind bombings and attacks in the region.

Kenyan forces take Somali town from militantsupdated: Wed May 30 2012 11:57:00

Kenyan soldiers, as part of African Union forces in Somalia, captured the key Al-Shabaab-controlled town of Afmadow on Wednesday, according to a Kenyan Defence Force spokesman.

Somali, AU troops target militant strongholdupdated: Wed May 23 2012 11:40:00

African Union and Somali troops launched an offensive against militants in a densely populated enclave near the volatile Somali capital of Mogadishu, the AU mission said Tuesday.

Al-Shabaab: Terror on the looseupdated: Wed May 23 2012 11:40:00

The Somalia-based Islamist terrorist group Al-Shabaab is recruiting U.S. citizens. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Car bomb hits Somali capital updated: Wed Mar 21 2012 06:38:00

A car loaded with explosives rocked the Somali capital Wednesday, leaving one injured and damaging a house nearby, authorities said.

Death toll from bus station attack in Kenya rises to 6updated: Sun Mar 11 2012 07:13:00

The death toll has risen to six following an attack on a Kenyan bus station that left dozens wounded, the Red Cross said Sunday.

Scores dead as Ethiopian forces clash with militants in Somaliaupdated: Sun Mar 11 2012 05:28:00

Islamic militants ambushed Ethiopian forces in southern Somalia Saturday and hours-long fighting left scores of people dead.

Kenyan farmers hit by khat banupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 11:12:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports on how farmers in Kenya are being affected by a ban on imports of khat.

Somali, AU forces seize Al-Shabaab base in Mogadishuupdated: Sat Mar 03 2012 17:02:00

Somali government forces backed by forces from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces took over a base used by al Qaeda-backed Al-Shabaab militants on the northern outskirts of Mogadishu, AMISOM said in a statement.

Somali PM: 'We need billions of dollars'updated: Thu Feb 23 2012 11:03:00

Somalia's prime minister tells CNN the country needs up to $10 billion from the international community.

Fertile territory for Al-Shabaab in chaos of Somaliaupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 11:03:00

Representatives from more than 40 governments and humanitarian groups were holding talks Thursday in London on Somalia, which is in the grip of an insurgency. The gathering will try to agree a common approach to tackling the political turmoil, terrorism, poor security, while providing humanitarian aid.

Somalia conference opens with Al-Shabaab under pressureupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 05:35:00

Ahead of a key international conference on beleaguered Somalia, transitional government forces, backed by Ethiopian allies, seized a key southern town that was once a strategic stronghold for Islamic militants.

Kenyan teens groomed to fight for Somali terroristsupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 12:40:00

Asha Mohamed sits in her cramped room in Pumwani slum clutching a tiny photo of her son, Harun. He's dressed in a blue-striped tie framed by a crisp white T-shirt -- a typical 15-year-old Kenyan high school student.

Somali Islamist militia defends recruiting teen soldiersupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 11:54:00

Somalia's Al-Shabaab has brushed aside accusations from Human Rights Watch that the Islamist militia recruits child soldiers, saying that Islam considers people to be adults from the age of 15.

AU claims success against Al-Shabaabupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 01:07:00

The man commanding the AMISOM mission in Somalia describes efforts to root out Al-Shabaab militants.

Al-Shabaab joining al Qaeda, monitor group saysupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 01:07:00

Somalia's Al-Shabaab rebel movement has tightened its ties to the al Qaeda terror network, with its leader pledging loyalty to al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Somali, Ethiopian forces take control of trade townupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 13:01:00

Backed by Ethiopian forces, Somali troops have wrested control of a key trading town after fierce fighting with Islamic militants, officials with Somalia's transitional government and witnesses said Saturday.

AU claims success against Al-Shabaabupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 09:54:00

African Union forces in Somalia have successfully pushed the Islamic militant group Al-Shabaab out of the capital Mogadishu, a commander told CNN Thursday.

Kenya's war with Al-Shabaab militantsupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 05:34:00

CNN's David McKenzie has rare access to the front line of Kenya's war with Al-Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked militant group.

Inside Kenya's war with Al Shabaab updated: Fri Dec 16 2011 05:34:00

We had tried for weeks to get access to Kenya's incursion into lawless Somalia. The go finally came from the Kenyan military in a text message late one Saturday night. We're told to be at the Nairobi's military airbase before dawn.

African leaders: Al-Shabaab operation 'historic opportunity' for securityupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 12:06:00

The leaders of Kenya, Somalia and Uganda held a closed-door meeting in Nairobi Wednesday, reaffirming their commitment to military operations against the Islamic militant group Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

Will Kenya's battle with Islamists in Somalia succeed?updated: Thu Nov 03 2011 06:33:00

Kenyan troops are battling the Islamic extremist group Al-Shabaab in neighboring Somalia, westerners are being targeted at Kenyan tourist resorts and fears are high of terror attacks in Nairobi. What are the reasons behind the unrest and what is likely to happen next?

Official: Al-Shabaab leaders contact Kenyan government to negotiate updated: Thu Oct 27 2011 14:11:00

Conflicting accounts emerged Thursday over whether the extremist group Al-Shabaab has signaled a desire to negotiate with Kenya amid a Kenyan military offensive targeting the group.

Kenyan charged in grenade attackupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 12:44:00

A Kenyan man pleaded guilty Wednesday to being a member of the Islamic militant group Al-Shabaab and was charged with causing grievous bodily harm in a grenade attack on a crowded bus station Monday.

Kenya on edge after attacksupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 12:44:00

Two separate blasts in Nairobi kill at least one and injure dozens more. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Minnesota women found guilty of raising money for Somali terror groupupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 09:30:00

A federal jury found two Minnesota women guilty Thursday of raising money for Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-affiliated militant group in Somalia.

Fierce battle for Mogadishuupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 19:07:00

Somali forces say they've taken the remaining strongholds of al Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu.

Mysterious al Qaeda 'envoy' dispenses aid in Somaliaupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 19:07:00

The mysterious visitor stands in a patch of scrubland in Somalia, surrounded by Islamic militants wielding AK-47s. His face is covered by a white-and-red headscarf; he is slim and seems young. But there is something puzzling about him: His skin is fair, and when he speaks in an audio recording, his English is near perfect and spoken with a North American accent.

Somali militants move fighters to border with Kenyaupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 10:59:00

Islamic militants have moved fighters to the Somali border town of Afmado in an effort to combat Kenyan forces who have entered Somalia, the militant group Al-Shabaab said Tuesday.

Kenya vows to hit Al-Shabaab across Somali borderupdated: Sun Oct 16 2011 15:55:00

Kenyan troops are pursuing suspected Islamic militants from Al-Shabaab across the border into Somalia, Kenyan government spokesman Alfred Mutua told CNN Sunday.

Somali forces say they've retaken Al-Shabaab strongholdsupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 11:16:00

Military forces have managed to take the remaining strongholds of al Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabaab in the far northeast of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the military said.

U.N.: 'Scores' dead in Somalia bombingupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 14:35:00

A truck filled with explosives barreled into a government complex in the heart of Somalia's restive capital Tuesday, a brazen strike killing dozens of people, including students registering for an education program.

Dozens dead in Somalia bombingupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 14:35:00

A truck filled with explosives barreled into a government complex in the heart of Somalia's war-torn capital.

Somalis fear tyranny of al-Shabaab as they flee drought-stricken areasupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 05:53:00

A few weeks ago, Sengaba Ibrahim began her march through the arid wasteland of Somalia's famine zones, an arduous trek not just for this 60-year-old woman, but for thousands of others who chance their lives in search of food and water in the drought-stricken region.

Al-Shabaab changes tactics, withdraws from Somali capitalupdated: Sat Aug 06 2011 16:36:00

Al-Shabaab has withdrawn from Somalia's war-ravaged capital in what the Islamist militant group called a "change in tactics."

U.N. report: Al-Shabaab is raising millions illegally in Somaliaupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 19:14:00

The once ragtag Somalia-based al Qaeda affiliate group known as Al-Shabaab has grown into an economic powerhouse, raising tens of millions of dollars in cash every year from a variety of schemes involving extortion, illegal taxation and other "fees," according to a United Nations report.

Ramadan offensive threatens Somalia's starvingupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 04:02:00

The Ramadan offensive has begun here, an obvious date to rally supporters of the al Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab militant group, but this year feels a little different.

African Union sources: Al-Shabaab planning push during Ramadanupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 15:32:00

Somalia's top militant group may soon counter the government's recent thrust against them with an offensive of their own.

Somalia takes the fight to militant groupupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 08:14:00

Somali government forces launched an offensive on Islamist strongholds in Mogadishu Thursday morning, killing 15 members of the al Qaeda-inspired group Al-Shabaab, a military commander said.

Al-Shabaab has recruited more than 40 Americans, congressman saysupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 14:51:00

Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-affiliated militant group in Somalia, has recruited more than 40 Muslim-Americans and 20 Canadians, U.S. Rep. Peter King said Wednesday as he opened a third congressional hearing on Muslim-American radicalization.

Rep. King must realize Somali Americans are alliesupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 08:34:00

Despite Somali-Americans' positive integration into the United States and little evidence of extremism in their ranks, U.S. Rep. Peter King is holding a congressional hearing Wednesday to investigate the recruitment of Somali-American youth by Al Shabaab, a terrorist organization with links to al Qaeda.

Aid agencies deal with terrorists to reach Somalia's starvingupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 14:37:00

For aid donors and humanitarian agencies, it is a Faustian bargain: reach and save tens of thousands of people on the verge of starving to death. The price: come to an "understanding" with one of the most active affiliates of al Qaeda and perhaps help it retain control of large swathes of Somalia.

Official: Somali terrorist suspect was in contact with Anwar al-Awlakiupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 00:33:00

Accused Somali terrorist suspect Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame had been in direct contact with the radical American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, and they may have been in the same place for a period of time, a U.S. official said Thursday.

Clinton ready to test Al-Shabaab's promise allowing aid to Somaliaupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 22:26:00

The U.S. wants to test claims by Somalia's al Qaeda-linked group Al-Shabaab that it will lift the ban on relief organizations to avoid a humanitarian disaster caused by drought in the Horn of Africa nation, the State Department said Wednesday.

Somali terror suspect brought to US after being detained overseasupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 00:33:00

An indictment unsealed in New York Tuesday provides further evidence of links between al Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, a growing concern to counter-terrorism officials.

Top al Qaeda operative dead in Somaliaupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 10:10:00

A top al Qaeda operative in Africa, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, was killed at a Somali checkpoint, according to officials.

Killing of embassy bombings mastermind deprives al Qaeda of key figureupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 10:10:00

At midnight last Tuesday, two men were traveling in a black four-wheel drive through the Somali capital, Mogadishu. One was Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, the most wanted terrorist in Africa. Mohammed had survived more than a decade on the run, at least one attempt on his life, and a $5 million price on his head for planning the 1998 attacks on the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Somali-American charged with aiding al-Shabaab terror groupupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 17:24:00

Charges of providing material support to the terror group al-Shabaab have been filed against a Somali-American man who was arrested Thursday in Columbus, Ohio.

FBI investigating reported Somali-American suicide bomberupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 14:07:00

The FBI is investigating reports that a suicide bomber who killed two African Union soldiers in Mogadishu, Somalia, this week was an American citizen, an FBI spokesman said Thursday.

Somalia says it has captured key locations from militants in capitalupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 17:22:00

Somali government forces and African Union troops pushed militants out of long-held positions in Mogadishu on Wednesday amid fierce fighting in the northwestern part of the capital.

Somali Islamic party joins more hard-line groupupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 12:44:00

A spokesman for Somalia's Islamic party, a militant group in the horn of African nation, has confirmed that the group has merged with the brutal and more hard-line group of Al Shabaab.

U.S. charges San Diego woman with helping Somali extremistsupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 20:43:00

A San Diego, California, woman has been indicted on charges of conspiracy to provide money and personnel to terrorists and the Islamic extremist group Al-Shabaab, federal authorities said Monday.

U.S. charges men with funding Somali extremistsupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 16:20:00

Separate federal indictments claim that supporters of the Islamic extremist group Al-Shabaab have funneled money for brutal terrorist operations.

Two teenage girls executed by Somali militantsupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 08:35:00

A Somali militant group publicly executed two teenage girls Wednesday after accusing them of being spies for the Somali government, according to the group, eyewitnesses and a relative of one of the girls.

25 Islamist militants killed in Somalia, government-backed group saysupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 12:35:00

Somali government forces and allied fighters say they have killed at least 25 Al-Shabaab militants after heavy fighting along the border with Kenya, according to a senior official with a government-supported militant group.

Somali rebels shrug off talk of feudingupdated: Sat Oct 09 2010 07:33:00

Somali militants accused the nation's transitional government of "baseless propaganda" after officials said the rebel group is on the verge of splitting up.

Somali leader slams Al-Shabaab, piracyupdated: Sat Sep 25 2010 23:11:00

The leader of Somalia's transitional government says his war-torn nation is suffering from the "twin danger of terrorism and piracy."

Islamist militants raid 2 independent radio stations in Mogadishuupdated: Sun Sep 19 2010 11:37:00

Armed Islamist militants raided and looted two radio stations in Somalia's beleaguered capital this weekend, according to statements issued Sunday by the government's Ministry of Information and a Somali journalists' group.

Somalia battles measure success in metersupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 17:36:00

In a city where brutal fighting is the norm, it is easy to glaze over reports of a surge in Mogadishu's violence this summer. But with the country's insurgents now attacking abroad and the expansion of Ugandan and Burundian peacekeepers on the ground, the situation is shifting as much as the front lines.

Somali militants protest Quran-burning plansupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 15:15:00

In a show of force, Islamist militants gathered in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday to protest an American pastor's now-scrubbed plans to burn the Quran.

Al-Shabaab fighters hit Mogadishu airport, 5 deadupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 14:20:00

Suicide bombers in cars disguised as government vehicles slammed into the main gate at Somalia's main airport Thursday, killing two Ugandan peacekeepers and at least three civilians, Somali and African Union officials said Thursday.

Al-Shabaab claims capture of major militant baseupdated: Sun Aug 29 2010 07:18:00

Somali Islamist fighters on Saturday claimed they captured the largest Mogadishu base for the government-supported militant group.

Al-Shabaab commandeers Somali radio stationupdated: Sat Aug 28 2010 17:35:00

An al Qaeda-linked militant movement has taken control of a radio station in Somalia's capital, the government announced Saturday.

Failed bomb attempts kill 11 militants in Somaliaupdated: Sat Aug 21 2010 14:29:00

Two failed bomb attempts by the Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab killed 11 militants around Mogadishu, Somalia's transitional government said Saturday.

14 people indicted for aiding terroristsupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 22:33:00

Fourteen U.S. citizens are indicted for allegedly helping a terrorist group in Somalia. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

14 indicted in connection with Somalia conflictupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 22:33:00

An Alabama man described as a jihadist "rock star," two Minnesota women and a California man are among more than a dozen people now charged with aiding al Qaeda-linked rebels in Somalia.

Sufi group backs more African Union troops in Somaliaupdated: Sat Jul 31 2010 16:48:00

A Somali militant group wanting to rid the war-torn country of an al Qaeda-linked movement welcomed Saturday the African Union's decision last week to expand its peacekeeping presence in the country.

At least 32 dead in Somalia fighting, officials sayupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 12:38:00

At least 32 people died Monday in two areas of Somalia when fighting broke out between government-backed African Union forces and Al-Shabaab fighters, according to authorities.

Shelling resumes in Al-Shabaab stronghold of Mogadishuupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 03:58:00

Shelling resumed Monday in North Mogadishu -- Al-Shabaab's stronghold -- for the ninth consecutive night, a local journalist said.

After Kampala attack, Somali militants promise more operationsupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 15:53:00

Al-Shabaab, the Somali militant group that claimed responsibility for Sunday's deadly attacks in Uganda, is promising to "unleash a new tide of terror," but Uganda's leader has vowed to "deal with the authors of this crime and fight back."

State Department puts Uganda death toll at 76updated: Tue Jul 13 2010 22:20:00

A State Department spokesman put the death toll from Sunday's trio of bombings in Uganda's capital city of Kampala at 76 Tuesday, raising the count by two.

Militants claim credit for blastsupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 22:20:00

The militant group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for a trio of bombings in Uganda. CNN's Isha Sesay reports.

Somali militants ready to terrorize world?updated: Tue Jul 13 2010 16:35:00

The deadly bombings in Uganda's capital may have heralded a chilling new chapter in the history of a Somali Islamist group with links to al Qaeda.

Police find explosive device in Uganda discothequeupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 15:41:00

Ugandan officials have recovered what they've described as an explosives-laden belt or vest in a trash can at a nightclub in a suburb of Kampala, the chief of police said Tuesday.

Somali militants claim responsibility for Uganda bombingsupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 18:50:00

A Somali Islamist militant movement on Monday claimed responsibility for a trio of bombings that killed at least 74 people Sunday at two venues in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, where crowds had gathered to watch the World Cup final.

8 journalists wounded in Somaliaupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 09:07:00

Eight journalists were wounded Tuesday in an attack at a police school in Abdiasis district of northern Mogadishu, the National Union of Somali Journalists said in a news release.

Somali president leads drive against hard-liners on the front lineupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 17:13:00

Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed joined his troops on the front line Wednesday to fight hard-line anti-government Islamists, a presidential aide told a journalist in Mogadishu.

Somali militia claims win over al Qaeda-linked forceupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 17:04:00

A pro-government militia claimed Wednesday to have inflicted heavy losses on al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab forces and recaptured a key town in central Somalia from the group.

At least 45 dead in Somalia mosque attackupdated: Sun May 02 2010 02:18:00

Twin explosions at a mosque in Somalia's capital on Saturday killed at least 45 people and wounded many more, hospital officials and the African Union's peacekeeping force in the country said.

Hospital offers lifeline to Somalisupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 15:36:00

Somalis lining up at a hospital run by peacekeepers know getting medicine could mean reprisals from al-Shabaab militants.

Violent extremists calling fighters to Somaliaupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 15:36:00

In Somalia's enduring chaos, militant groups have for years come and gone. Today's most powerful -- Al Shabaab -- are much more menacing, say those in Mogadishu.

Hundreds protest against Al-Shabaab in Somaliaupdated: Mon Mar 29 2010 12:37:00

Hundreds of Somalis marched through the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, on Monday, protesting against Al-Shabaab militants.

At least 75 killed in fighting in Somali capitalupdated: Sat Mar 13 2010 15:48:00

At least 75 people have been killed in clashes in the Somali capital of Mogadishu since fighting broke out earlier this week between government forces and Al-Shabaab rebels, medical sources and a witness said Saturday.

Death toll rises as violence rocks Somali capitalupdated: Thu Mar 11 2010 03:48:00

Heavy fighting flared in the Somali capital Thursday, a day after a battle between government forces and Al-Shabaab rebels left 29 dead and scores injured.

Reports: Islamists spark deadly fighting in central Somalia townupdated: Sat Jan 02 2010 22:26:00

Al-Shabaab rebels attacked a town in central Somalia early Saturday, sparking an intense firefight between rival Islamic groups, according to eyewitnesses and local journalists.

Somalia in crisisupdated: Sat Jan 02 2010 22:26:00

CNN's Natalie Allen talks with Omar Jamal of the Somali Mission to the U.N. about the growing extremist trouble.

Somalia graduation ceremony blast kills 23updated: Fri Dec 04 2009 06:42:00

The death toll rose to 23 on Friday in a suicide bombing attack at a Somali graduation ceremony, which killed three members of Somalia's U.N.-backed interim government, according to an independent media report.

Somali-American men face terror-related charges in Minnesotaupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 18:25:00

Eight Somali-American men from Minnesota are charged with federal terror-related counts involving al-Shabaab, a Somali group considered a terror organization by the United States, officials said Monday.

Somali group with al Qaeda ties threatens Israelupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 18:24:00

A militant Islamist group associated with al Qaeda has for the first time threatened to attack Israel, far from its normal base of operations in Somalia.

Somali women beaten for violating Islamic law, officials sayupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 18:45:00

Militants who control parts of Somalia's capital city are beating women in broad daylight for violating their radical brand of Islamic law, according to local officials and witnesses in Mogadishu.

Somali government says it's taken town from Islamist fightersupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 12:43:00

Somali government forces have seized control of a central town from an al Qaeda-linked Islamist militia, a spokesman for Somalia's president said Thursday.

Global terror warning as Somali militants flex musclesupdated: Sat Aug 01 2009 09:35:00

An Al Qaeda-linked militant group waging war against Somalia's fragile government is becoming an increasing threat to Western ally Kenya and could potentially destabilize the region with dire consequences for global security, officials and analysts warn.

Islamic militants seize Somali cityupdated: Sun May 17 2009 10:02:00

Somalia's hard-line Islamic group Al-Shabab seized control of Jowhar, the president's hometown, after a battle with pro-government forces Sunday.

Women in Somali city must cover up or go to jailupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 14:15:00

Women in Somalia's third-largest city, Baidoa, have been ordered to wear Islamic dress starting this week or face jail time, according to a resident and Somali media reports.

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