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EU Military Mission to Contribute to the Training of Somali Security Forces (EU)
African Union Mission in Somalia (Sonstige)
United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UN-Peacebuilding)
Militant group al-Shabab has retaken a town in central Somalia after Ethiopian troops unexpectedly pulled out. Witnesses say al-Shabab occupied the town of Huddur, the capital of Somalia's Bakool region, immediately after the Ethiopian withdrawal on Sunday morning.
The Security Council today extended for another year the mandate of the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia, as it continues to consider a revised United Nations presence there, and partially lifted the 20-year-old arms embargo imposed on the country.
A proposal to lift a U.N. arms embargo on the Somalian government for a year but leave in place restrictions on weapons like surface-to-air missiles has been floated among a deeply split 15-member U.N. Security Council, diplomats said on Wednesday.
Somali government troops and African Union forces seized the formerly Islamist-held town of Burhakaba on Wednesday, the latest loss for the Al-Qaeda linked Shebab fighters, commanders said.
The new mission would include good offices, advice and assistance on security, peacekeeping and state-building, the preparation of elections, human rights and the rule of law, and assistance for the coordination of international assistance, Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, the Assistant Secretary-General for...
Some Al-Shabab defectors still a security threat (06.02.2013)
Somali militant group al-Shabab is losing ground and its ability to carry out al-Qaida-inspired tactics like suicide bombings appears to be waning. But for the last few months the group has increasingly turned to sympathizers and "defectors," who have joined the Somali national army and the...