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Vol 50 No 19

Published 25th September 2009


American airlift

When United States special forces landed near the Shabaab-held Somalian town of Barawe to assassinate and carry off several members of the Al Shabaab jihadist group on 12 September, they changed the rules of engagement in the war in Somalia. This will force both Somalis and outsiders to reassess tactics and strategy. Al Shabaab had welcomed foreign fighters, including Americans, with open arms and is now searching for spies. The US Central Intelligence Agency had been intercepting telephone calls.

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