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Vol 50 No 4

Published 20th February 2009


Somalia

Where is Al Shabaab now?

Al Shabaab looks weak and divided as the new regime takes hold in Mogadishu. This is only half true, though. The departure of Ethiopian troops is a strategic loss for the group. 'Jihad!' was a good slogan for Somalis who saw their country as occupied by a foreign, 'Christian' force (although most Ethiopian soldiers were in fact Muslim).

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