Monthly Archives: December 2011

Somalia

Ethiopian troops attacked Shabaab forces in the town of Beledweyne; Shabaab claimed their forces repelled the assault. A clan in Puntland blamed Shabaab for killing a prominent cleric.


Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

Armed men believed to be members of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb attacked a newly built military barracks in northeastern Mali and destroyed part of the complex. A leading Touareg separatist group in northern Mali is willing to join the fight against AQIM.







Egypt

Egypt Promises to End Crackdown on Nonprofits After Outcry From US and Europe