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Summary.     Click for More >   Crew retakes ship after fight with pirates  The crew members of a North Korean freighter regained control of their ship from pirates who hijacked the vessel Ethiopia PM attacks UN on Somalia
Somalia targets Islamists' escape Somalia offers Islamists amnesty Prime minister: Major fighting over Kenyans close border with Somalia US Navy patrols Somalia's coast U.S. ships block escape route   Fighters: We'll heed al Qaeda's call   The interim government indefinitely postponed plans to disarm Mogadishu, as hundreds of people burned tires U.S. targets al Qaeda suspects   The AC-130 has attacked suspected al Qaeda targets in southern Somalia U.S. icopter gunships attacked al Qaeda U.S. strike kills suspect in '98 bombings Official: warlords agree to give up guns AU fails to secure Somali force Bodies dragged as Mogadishu battles rage Top US envoy on Somalia mission Somalia faces aid crisis, says UN 3 killed in bombings as U.N. official visits US ship 'fires on Somali village' PM survives bomb attack Aid stopped after kidnap   The UN has stopped distributing food in Mogadishu, after government troops abducted the local head of the World Food Program U.N. food chief released   U.S. destroyer pursues pirates
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01-01 Somalia targets Islamists' escape Somalia
2. 01-01 Somalia offers Islamists amnesty Somalia
3. 01-02 Prime minister: Major fighting over Somalia
4. 01-02 Ethiopians to stay on in Somalia Somalia
F. 01-03 US Navy patrols Somalia's coast Somalia
6. 01-05 Somalia 'needs peace force soon' Somalia
H. 01-05 U.S. ships block escape route Somalia
I. 01-06 Fighters: We'll heed al Qaeda's call Mogadishu, Somalia





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Somalia targets Islamists' escape  The transitional government has issued an urgent appeal to Kenya to seal their border to prevent Islamists from crossing Somalia offers Islamists amnesty  A militant movement fled from rapidly advancing government forces into a rugged, forested corner of Somalia Prime minister: Major fighting over  Ali Mohamed Gedi said that Islamic fighters have been scattered, and he does not expect any more major fighting Kenyans close border with Somalia  Kenya will not allow more refugees into the country, says its foreign minister US Navy patrols Somalia's coast  US naval forces have deployed to prevent leaders of defeated Islamist militias escaping U.S. ships block escape route  Somali troops backed by Ethiopians prepared to launch a major assault on the last stronghold of Islamic militiamen   Fighters: We'll heed al Qaeda's call Map of Mogadishu Somalia


January 2007 ... more > Top ^
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 Ethiopians to stay on in Somalia
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Jan.5  Somalia 'needs peace force soon'
 
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  The interim government indefinitely postponed plans to disarm Mogadishu, as hundreds of people burned tires
Jan.7  Ethiopian forces under attack in Somalia Jan.8   U.S. targets al Qaeda suspects
  The AC-130 has attacked suspected al Qaeda targets in southern Somalia
 Warplanes killed arge numbers of Islamic extremists in Hayi on a remote island believed to be an al Qaeda training camp
Jan.9   U.S. icopter gunships attacked al Qaeda  Somalia efense ministry official: The attack helicopters were trying to kill Islamic extremists Jan.10   U.S. strike kills suspect in '98 bombings   Somalis: An airstrike has killed Fazul Abdullah Mohammed the orchestrator of the U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa  New attacks in southern Somalia Jan.11  Official: strike missed al Qaeda suspects Jan.12  Gun battle mars peace deal   Official: warlords agree to give up guns  As warlords were signing a deal, 6 militiamen were gunned down just yards away in a dispute over a parking spot Jan.13  State of emergency declared Jan.14  Talks begin on peacekeepers Jan.19  Ethiopia 'set for Somali pullout'  Presidential palace in Mogadishu attacked Jan.22  Top Somali Islamist 'surrenders' Jan.27  More Ethiopians to quit Somalia Jan.30   AU fails to secure Somali force  African Union leaders have failed to secure full numbers for a planned peacekeeping force, following a 2-day summit Jan.31  Somalia begins enforcing martial law

February 2007 ... more > Top ^
Feb.20  Heavy shelling in Somali capital Feb.25  Hundreds hurt in crossfire of fierce battles

March 2007 ... more > Top ^
Mar.13 President under attack in palace
Mar.18 Mortar blasts shake capital Mar.21   Bodies dragged as Mogadishu battles rage   The insurgents dragged soldiers' bodies through the streets before burning them on in heavy fighting that killed at least 13 people Mar.23 Supply plane for peacekeepers shot down Mar.29 Ethiopian helicopters fire on market Mar.30 Helicopter shot down in Mogadishu Mar.31 Bloody battle rages Mogadishu

April 2007 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4 Bodies cleared from Mogadishu streets
Apr.7   Top US envoy on Somalia mission  The top US diplomat for Africa is to urge the interim government to create a truce, as violence threatens to derail reconciliation Apr.10 Ethiopia admits terror detentions Apr.19   Somalia faces aid crisis, says UN  Fighting continues between insurgents and government-backed Ethiopian forces. 200,000 people have fled their homes Apr.26 PM claims 'victory'

May 2007 ... more > Top ^
May.1 AU peacekeepers patrol Mogadishu
May.10 Aid workers feared kidnapped May.12   3 killed in bombings as U.N. official visits Map of Mogadishu Somalia  2 bombs go off in in Mogadishu, cutting short a visit by John Holmes, the U.N. undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs May.14 Aid 'not reaching needy'

June 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   US ship 'fires on Somali village'
  Islamist militants are reported to have set up a base in a remote village Jun.3   PM survives bomb attack
  Ali Mohamed Gedi survived a suicide vehicle bomb blast that heavily damaged his home after A Toyota Land Cruiser exploded, killing six guards Jun.25 Shooting at food aid crush

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Jul.6 5 children killed playing with land mine


August 2007 ... more > Top ^
Aug.11 Two journalists assassinated
Aug.23 Pirates free crew, ransom paid

October 2007 ... more > Top ^
Oct.17   Aid stopped after kidnap
Map of Mogadishu Somalia
  The UN has stopped distributing food in Mogadishu, after government troops abducted the local head of the World Food Program
Oct.19 WFP head 'investigated' Oct.23   U.N. food chief released
  Idris Osman was released. Government troops arrested Osman a week ago during a raid Oct.27 Heavy fighting in Mogadishu Oct.29     U.S. destroyer pursues pirates
  The destroyer has entered Somali territorial waters in pursuit of a Japanese-owned ship loaded with benzene that was hijacked by pirates
Oct.30     Crew retakes ship after fight with pirates
  The crew members of a North Korean freighter regained control of their ship from pirates who hijacked the vessel.    The Koreans moved against the attackers after the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Wil...


November 2007 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2 Pirates want U.S. Navy to back off Nov.11 Children die in violence Nov.13 Troops shut radio station Nov.19 Ethiopia 'bombs' Ogaden villages Nov.22 Head of Red Crescent named PM

December 2007 ... more > Top ^
Dec.3 UN says Somalia needs more help
Dec.4 Ethiopia calls for help in Somalia Dec.19     Ethiopia PM attacks UN on Somalia  Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has accused the UN of playing a damaging role in the crisis Dec.22 Kidnapped French journalist 'okay' Dec.24 French journalist freed