Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Somalia: Al-Shabaab islamists move north into Puntland

Al-Shabaab militants have moved north to semi-autonomous Puntland after being pushed out of central Somalia, Puntland President Abdirahman Farole says.

They are there to strengthen ties with al-Qaeda in Yemen, which lies a short distance across the sea, he told the BBC.

Al-Shabaab, hardline Islamists, merged with al-Qaeda in February.

They are under pressure on a number of military fronts in the south of Somalia - but still mount frequent attacks.

The leader of Puntland says al-Shabaab fighters and commanders have been arriving over the past few days.

The News: … orld-africa-17674996



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