Monthly Archives: February 2011

AMISOM Tanks Enter the Defence Ministry

According to my sources in Mogadishu, AMISOM has been able to break through the Shabab lines and successfully buried the trenches blocking the road to the Defence Ministry. This has enabled them to ferry in more troops and Tanks into … Continue reading

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Heavy Fighting In and Around the Defence Ministry

Conflicting reports are coming out of the military situation in Mogadishu, thanks to shameless propaganda methods being put into motion by the warring parties and partisan Somali news websites. Both sides are claiming major victory and the total defeat of … Continue reading

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Shabab Loses The Defence Minsitry for a brief period

Today early in the morning Government and AMISOM-actually mostly AMISOM- soldiers stormed the Northern district of Dayniile and parts of Hodan district. They launched the attacks from the Jalle Siyad Military Academy (Kulliyada Jalle Siyad). Using heavy bombardment and tanks, … Continue reading

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A Day In The Frontlines

The front line in Mogadishu is about 8 kilometres long. Starting from the former Jalle Siyad Military Academy located in the Industrial Road in the north of Mogadishu,  it goes south through the former Military Hospital where it turns to … Continue reading

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Who Funds The Insurgency?

Much has been said about the sources of funding for Al-Shabab’s Insurgency. I hate to break this news to you, but most of it is far from the truth. The alleged funding sources are so diverse that it includes individuals … Continue reading

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A Different Perspective

It is easy to get news from Somalia regarding the Insurgency and it’s toll on the Civilian population there. What is not easy- and I have never come across such a piece- is finding inside news about how the Insurgents … Continue reading

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