The Islamic Courts are establishing a chapter in Puntland. The president of semi autonomous Puntland is rushing to the region to prevent the establishment of the courts. Anti-ICU protests broke out in central Somalia after the ICU executed six of Col Hirale’s captured militiamen.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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