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Vol 56 No 14

Published 10th July 2015


Somalia

Shabaab's surge

Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen's devastating attack on the African Union Mission in Somalia base at Leego on 26 June may mark the high point of the Islamist militia's 2015 Ramadan campaign. Unusually, confirmation of how deadly the battle was came from the Burundian military spokesperson in Bujumbura. Colonel Gaspard Baratuza admitted that over 50 of his men had been killed. Later reports suggested that as many as 70 Burundians from Amisom may have died.

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