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Ethiopian Troops Seize Strategic Town In Somalia
ISSUE 247
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Extremists Linked To The Terrorist Courts Of Mogadishu Burn Haatuf Newspaper In Buroa

IGAD Forces Must Stay Out Of The Territories Of Somaliland

Somalia's Islamic Group Imposes Harsh Rules On Media, Says Press Watchdog

UN Pulls Staff Out Of Somalia

Djibouti To Hold Summit To End Somali Violence

Range Resources Signs US$50 Million Deal With Canadian Canmex

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Garbage Collection Puts Money In The Pockets Of The Poo

U.S.-Ethiopian Security Ties Deepen

CANMEX Signs MOU To Acquire Interest In
Two Oil And Gas Prospects In Puntland, Somali

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Somalia: Washington's New Approach To The SICC

If Killing Civilians Is Terror, Then Who's The Terrorist?

Muslim Cabbies Refuse Alcohol-Toting Fares

Two Teens Charged As Adults In Killing

Monitors Needed On Ethiopia-Somalia Border - Envoy

Scholar Calls On International Community To Interfere In Somalia

Case Of Ends And Means In Conflict

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As Threat Of Regional Conflict Grows, A Critical Moment For Somalia

Ibis Triumph Raises Hopes For Rarest Bird

The Emerging Russian Giant Plays its Cards Strategically

Ex-Model Iman Hopes To Help Working Women

Islamic Courts Union Stirs Kenya

Somalia : Radical Militant Youth Group Becoming Dominant - Analyst

Food for thought

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Like Dr. Idan

Three Things That The World Can Do In Somalia To Avoid A Taliban-like Regime

Great Things That Happen In Somaliland

Here Again The Warlords Became-Islamo-Warlords!

Driven To Death By Political
Instability And Poverty

Reply To The Article Titled: ''Security Threat To Somaliland From Islamic Courts'' By Rashid Nur

Exposing The Lexicon Of The Anti-Somaliland Camp

BOOK REVIEW: LADH

Mogadishu , Somalia, October 09, 2006 – Ethiopian troops arrived in a strategic town in Somalia alongside government fighters today, residents and Islamic militia said.

The move into Bur Hakaba followed deployment by Ethiopian troops in support of Somalia’s weak. but internationally recognized government, which has been increasingly challenged by the hard-line Islamic fighters. Bur Hakaba is 35 miles east of Baidoa, the only town the government controls.

“Our militia has retreated from the town as the Ethiopians moved in,” said Mohamed Ibrahim Bilial, whose militiamen are loyal to the Islamic forces.

Several hundred Ethiopian troops alongside government militia rode into the town this morning without a shot being fired, witnesses said.

The town is perched along six hill tops, allowing forces there to control the only road from the Somali capital Mogadishu, which the Islamic movement controls, and Baidoa, 150 miles away.

Source: IOL

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Islamic leader Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed, wearing combat fatigues and holding an AK47 assault rifle, speaks during a news conference, Monday, Oct. 9, 2006 in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Ethiopian troops briefly entered a strategic hilltop town in Somalia Monday alongside government fighters, residents and Islamic militia said, and Somalia's radical Islamic forces declared a holy war against Ethiopia. 'I urge all the Somali people to wage holy war against the Ethiopians,' said top Islamic leader Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed. 'We need action rather than words,' he told a brief news conference in Mogadishu, the capital his forces hold. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor)


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