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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Could Somali famine deal a fatal blow to al-Shabab?

Al-Shabaab being weakened by famine, whether this will truly be the end of Al-Shabaab or not though who knows.
but it is showing the people of Somalia that they are being Manipulated by idiots that can not help them in a true time of need.

So heres to a big black eye for Al-Shabaab.

Islam the Religion of starving your people to death.


Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab is in crisis, as it battles to cope with the famine that is far worse in areas under its control than other partsof the country, leading to reports of splits in the leadership of the al-Qaeda-linked group.

The famine has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee the Lower Shabelle and Bakool regions in search of food.

Many are escaping to the capital, Mogadishu, where over the weekend the group made what it called a tactical withdrawal of its forces from the northern suburbs that were under its control.

Others are walking for days to reach camps in neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia, arch-foes of al-Shabab.

"It is not a good picture for al-Shabab," says US-based Somali journalist Abdirahman Aynte, who is writing a book on the movement.

"Nearly 500,000 people have left. Al-Shabab cannot do anything about it. They have become bystanders."

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