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Government mobilizing army to retake seized towns
The Transitional Federal Government of Somalia has announced to launch measures to stop the spread of mostly Hawiye al-shabaab with Ogaden ONLF Terrorist in southern and central regions of Somalia, particularly Lower Shabelle, Bay and Bakol regions, saying it is sending its army to those regions to combat what it termed, the terrorist group. A senior government official who declined to be named has said that the government will not tolerate the occupation of the country by Islamists, adding that they will be pushed out immediately with the collaboration of Ethiopian forces.
He condemned the Terrorist seizure of Marka town (the provincial headquarters of Lower Shabelle Region). The central army command of Somalia is preparing its troops, heavy weapons and battle wagons to combat against the Islamists. The official has also stressed that it is the responsibility of the government to take urgent steps to confront the Islamists trying to capture the country.
MOSTLY HAWIYE AL-SHBAAB jehadist with ogaden ONLF move closer to Mogadishu
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist rebels moved on Friday into a small town on the outskirts of Somalia's capital near a checkpoint manned by Ethiopian troops, sparking fears among residents of renewed fighting.
This week's advance by al Shabaab militants towards the capital Mogadishu is a potential setback for a fledgling U.N.-brokered peace process to end 17 years of conflict in the Horn of Africa nation. ..more..http://africa.reuters.com/top/news/usnJOE4AD0BF.html
Mostly somalian Terrorist are from Hawiye tribe (al-shabaab) The leadership is mostly sub-clans of Hawiye (Habar Gidir clan) With The Exception Of ONLF own hassan turki(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasan_Hersi_)Abu Mansur a foot soldier from al-Qaedahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawiye http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habar_Gidir SOMALIA has been at war since 1991, The Horn of Africa nation has been plagued by chaos and clan-based civil war since HAWIYE Warlordism". , TERRORISM. PIRATESM ,TRIBILISM Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government