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Summary.     Click for More > Pirates hijacked bulk carrier Gunmen seize cargo ship off Somalia Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia  The Sirius Star, a giant Saudi tanker seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean, is nearing the coast of Somalia Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames  An Indian warship has exchanged fire with a pirate 'mother vessel', leaving the ship ablaze in the Gulf of Aden Saudi owners 'talking to pirates' Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker Pirates hijack chemical tanker off Somalia EU to begin Somali pirate patrols Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates' Iranian warships sent to Somali waters German navy foils Somali pirates President quits amid power struggle  Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed announced his resignation amid a power struggle with the African nation's prime minister and parliament
Relief agencies: Somalia too dangerous 82 reported killed in Mogadishu Pirates free crew of Spanish boat Air raid kills militants Two die in currency riot Red Cross: Somalia facing severe famine Factions sign peace deal  The government has signed a peace deal with an opposition bloc aimed at ending 17 years of conflict in the country Islamist rejects peace deal Gunmen targeting aid workers City clears bodies after deadly clashes Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
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B. 03-25 Relief agencies: Somalia too dangerous Somalia
2. 04-04 Islamic fighters seize towns Somalia
D. 04-05 French navy pursues hijacked yacht Somalia
E. 04-19 82 reported killed in Mogadishu Mogadishu, Somalia
5. 04-21 Somalia clashes 'the worst since 1991' Mogadishu, Somalia
G. 04-26 Pirates free crew of Spanish boat Somalia
04-30 Air raid kills militants Somalia
8. 05-02 Militants vow to avenge U.S. airstrike Somalia





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Relief agencies: Somalia too dangerous  Nearly 40 relief agencies said they can't help millions of Somalis, blaming the existence of too many checkpoints and other dangers 82 reported killed in Mogadishu   At least 27 people, including 9 Ethiopian soldiers and 7 Islamic militants, were killed in fierce fighting in the Somalian capital   Pirates free crew of Spanish boat  Pirates have released the Playa de Bakio, a Basque tuna fishing boat, and its 26 crew members seized off the coast of Somalia Air raid kills militants  Aden Hashi Ayrow, the head of an al-Qaeda-linked group, has been killed in pre-dawn air strike in the central town of Dusamareb Two die in currency riot   Troops killed at least two people in Mogadishu, when they opened fire to halt riots over rising costs and counterfeit money Red Cross: Somalia facing severe famine  Somalia is facing life-threatening food and water shortages leaving millions at risk for starvation Leading journalist slain Clashes leave at least 10 dead Factions sign peace deal


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April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4  Islamic fighters seize towns
Apr.5  French navy pursues hijacked yacht
Apr.11  Sarkozy: Pirates have released hostages
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Apr.21  Somalia clashes 'the worst since 1991'
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May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.2  Militants vow to avenge U.S. airstrike
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May.6  Civilians 'routinely targeted' for brutality
 Somalis into Yemen in record numbers
May.17  Jordan aid vessel hijacked


June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2  Navies to tackle Somali pirates
Jun.3  Somalis: Worsening humanitarian crisis
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  The government has signed a peace deal with an opposition bloc aimed at ending 17 years of conflict in the country
Jun.10   Islamist rejects peace deal  A leader of ousted Islamic movement rejected a U.N.-brokered peace deal between the government and an opposition alliance Jun.28 Kidnapped aid workers freed

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Jul.6 Gunmen kill U.N. official, wound 2 others
Jul.12   Gunmen targeting aid workers   3 aid workers have been shot over the last day, 2 of them fatally, including Mohamed Mohamud Qeyre, the deputy director of DBG

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Aug.3 Bomb kills 21 women street cleaners
Aug.20 'Fraud' halts US refugee scheme Aug.22 Bodies litter streets of city Aug.23   City clears bodies after deadly clashes  Families were beginning to bury their dead after 3 days of heavy fighting in the port town left at least 89 people dead and 207 wounded

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Sep.24 Militants attack peacekeepers
Sep.25     Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
Sep.28 Hijacked ship captain: Crew member dead 52 Somalis die in smuggling attempt Sep.30 Insurgents want to raze churches

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Oct.4 4 pirate attacks in 24 hours
Oct.9 NATO sending ships to tackle pirates Oct.15     Pirates hijacked bulk carrier  The International Maritime Bureau claims that pirates have hijacked a bulk carrier with 21 crew members in the Gulf of Aden

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Nov.11 Chemical tanker hijacked
Nov.13 Ship escapes pirate attack off Somalia Nov.15   Gunmen seize cargo ship off Somalia  Armed gunmen have hijacked the cargo 20,000-ton-class ship, owned by a Japanese shipping company, carrying 23 crew off the coast Nov.17   Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia
  The Sirius Star, a giant Saudi tanker seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean, is nearing the coast of Somalia
 Pirates have anchored the tanker off the Somali coast, as the spate of hijackings gathered pace with two more ships seized
Nov.19   Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames
  An Indian warship has exchanged fire with a pirate 'mother vessel', leaving the ship ablaze in the Gulf of Aden
  Saudi owners 'talking to pirates'  The owners of the Sirius Star, an oil tanker hijacked by Somali pirates, are negotiating a possible ransom Nov.21 Islamists 'hunt pirates' Nov.23     Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker
  Somali militants vowed to rescue a Saudi supertanker that was hijacked by pirates, according to residents of a town where the pirates to be based Nov.24 Pirate says Sirius Star crew safe Nov.25 Pirates strike again off Somalia Nov.26 Western journalists kidnapped Nov.28     Pirates hijack chemical tanker off Somalia  The Liberian-flagged Biscaglia is carrying 25 Indians, two Bangladeshis, and three Britons, said Andrew Mwangura

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Dec.6 28 killed in fighting
Dec.7   EU to begin Somali pirate patrols  Six ships and three surveillance planes from at least eight EU countries are due to start anti-piracy patrols off the Somali coast Dec.8 Rights group berates West over Somalia Dec.9 Ship passengers to be flown over pirates Dec.13     Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates'  The navy responded to a mayday call from MV Gibe and arrested 23 Somali and Yemeni pirates who tried to storm a ship in the Gulf of Aden Dec.14 PM: President can't fire me Dec.16 Somali pirates can be pursued on land Dec.18 Pirates likely to get arms ship ransom Dec.20 China to deploy ships off Somalia   Iranian warships sent to Somali waters  A group of Iranian warships steamed into the Gulf of Aden, joining an expanding list of navies sent to protect shipping routes from the pirates Dec.21 AU meets for Somalia crisis talks Dec.25   German navy foils Somali pirates  The frigate Karlsruhe has foiled an attempt by pirates to hijack an Egyptian cargo vessel in the Gulf of Aden. 6 Somali pirates were captured Dec.29   President quits amid power struggle
  Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed announced his resignation amid a power struggle with the African nation's prime minister and parliament