Hizbul Islam

By benim
In Analysis
Jan 20th, 2011
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The UN-backed government only controls a few areas of the country It is approaching two decades since Somalia has experienced a functioning national government. Are you in the country? If so, we want to hear from you. Somalia has been without an effective countrywide authority since President Siad Ba...
By benim
In East Africa
Jan 15th, 2011
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Women living in areas controlled by Somalia’s Islamists say they are increasingly the target of more draconian rules meted out by the rebels bent on enforcing their ideologies. In the latest decree by the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group that governs most of southern Somalia, women in the seasi...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Dec 29th, 2010
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At least 17 people were killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu during Tuesday clashes, as Islamist leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys publicly declared his support for the merger of Al Shabaab and Hizbul Islam insurgent factions, Radio Garowe reports. Aweys [left] shares a laugh with Ali Dheere, Al Sha...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Dec 26th, 2010
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At least 20 people were killed and 22 others wounded in attacks in two major cities in central and southern Somalia. Witnesses in Mogadishu said 10 people were killed in fighting between Somali government forces and Al Shabaab insurgents. More than 15 wounded persons were admitted to local hospitals,...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Dec 25th, 2010
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The Islamic Party says merging with al-Shabab will create a stronger force against a weak government [Reuters] Somalia’s al-Qaeda linked al-Shabaab rebels, who have waged a three-year insurgency aiming to impose a strict form of Islamic law, merged this week with Hizbul Islam, a smaller group w...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Dec 23rd, 2010
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Somalia’s two most powerful Islamic militant groups said Thursday that they planned to merge, which could result in the insurgency’s gaining strength. Militants from the groups, the Shabab and Hizbul Islam, held a joint news conference at a mosque in Mogadishu, the capital, during which they threaten...
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In Burundi
Dec 23rd, 2010
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Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab rebels said on Thursday they would increase their attacks against Uganda and Burundi days after the Islamist rebels joined forces with rival extremists Hizbul Islam. “We, al Shabaab and Hizbul Islam have united and we warn Uganda and Burundi forces and...