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WaPo Reports 2nd US Strike Against Somalia

From a dejected Washington Post:

U.S. Stages 2nd Airstrike in Somalia; Ethiopians Leaving Capital

By Karen DeYoung and Stephanie McCrummen
Wednesday, January 24, 2007; Page A09

A U.S. Air Force AC-130 gunship staged an airstrike against suspected al-Qaeda operatives in southern Somalia on Monday, the second such attack this month, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

There was no immediate information on specific targets or the strike’s results. The United States has said that at least three senior al-Qaeda operatives were being sheltered by the Islamic Courts movement that was ousted from power in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, by the Ethiopian military last month.

Word of the new attack came the same day as a long line of Ethiopian artillery, armored vehicles and trucks loaded with soldiers rolled toward the edges of Mogadishu, beginning a withdrawal from a fragile capital that many residents fear will now slip further into chaos…

There is no pleasing our watchdog media.

When Ethiopia went into Somalia all of the headlines cried about how they would destabilize the situation.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, January 24th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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