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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)
Islamist militants rammed a car bomb into a police compound north of Somalia's capital on Tuesday and opened fire on officers, leaving at least 28 people dead, officials and witnesses said.
The AU force known as AMISOM will have more than 22,000 troops when the reinforcements agreed last week arrive. Brigadier Dick Olum, a Ugandan commander in charge of one of the four AMISOM sectors covering Somalia, said the extra 4,000 soldiers could tilt the military balance against al Shabaab.
The UN Security Council authorized an increase of more than 4,000 peacekeepers in Somalia on Tuesday so the UN-backed African force can boost its fight against al Shabaab militants who have shifted tactics and expanded their reach.
Ethiopia decides to join AMISOM force in Somalia (12.11.2013)
“Ethiopian troops will join Kenyan and Ugandan troops to make AMISOM’s peace keeping operation more secure” Ethiopia’s ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson, Ambassador Dina Mufti told Sudan Tribune.
Somalia's 'one-legged' Shebab still far from defeat (07.11.2013)
With reinforcements expected, Somali and African forces fighting Shebab extremists speak confidently of victory, but analysts warn of tough battles ahead and say that military campaigns alone will not bring peace.
The Kenya military spokesperson said the aerial attack is believed to have killed 300 Al-Shabaab who were in the camp.
UN mulls additional troops for Somalia (30.10.2013)
The U.N. Security Council is considering authorizing 4,000 additional troops for African Union operations in Somalia, where Somali and African forces are battling al-Shabab militants.